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MADRID, March 27 (Reuters) – Three small villages in eastern Spain were evacuated on Monday as winds and drought weather destroyed the area.

Regional of Valencia weather In a video shared by the agency AVAMET, flames rose into the air and smoke rose from trees near houses in another village.

AVAMET said on Twitter, “We are getting images we don’t want to see. Fire is gaining strength and is at the gates of Montana,” he said.

The first major of the year in Spain Forest The fire has engulfed forested areas in the regions of Valencia and Aragon in the past five days, forcing around 1,500 people to leave their homes.

The villages of Higueras, Pavias and Torralba del Pinar, each with a population of about 75, were the last to be cleared, emergency services said.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the unusually hot weather was the result of climate change when he visited the fire command center in Castellón, Valencia, early Monday morning.

“The climate emergency is not a future emergency, it is a current and urgent crisis,” he said.

Spain is experiencing a prolonged drought after three years of below-average rainfall.

Europe In the report prepared by the Commission this month, noting that there is no rain in winter and the temperature is higher than normal, the south of Spain, FranceIreland, England, Northern Italy, Greece and raised drought warnings for parts of eastern Europe.

Officials fear a repeat of 2022, when 785,000 hectares of forests were destroyed in Europe, twice the annual average of the past 16 years.

Reporting by David Latona; Edited by Andrei Khalip and Andrew Heavens

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2023-03-28 06:43:07
Source – reuters

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