Forest fires: the already dramatic situation is worsening

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9:16 PM – This region of the globe has been struggling with unbearable heat for several weeks. Drought and winds have also contributed to many fires. The already dramatic situation is intensifying.


Widespread fires

Since the beginning of July, several countries in south-eastern Europe have been facing violent forest fires. These deadly fires particularly affect Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and even Finland, further north. The already dramatic situation seems to be intensifying in recent days.

Disaster in Turkey

The situation is most serious in Turkey. At least 1,000 people have been evacuated and the authorities report a dozen dead. Citizens call for help on social networks by posting spectacular images. The unbearable heat that this region of the globe is experiencing is largely responsible for this dramatic situation. Also, strong winds and drought fuel fires. Very high peaks were recorded in Greece where Europe’s all-time record was threatened. It was 47.1 ° C while the mark to beat is 48 ° C.


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