Flames of a forest fire rage in the municipality of Anon de Moncayo in Spain. Photo: dpa
Flames of a forest fire rage in the municipality of Anon de Moncayo in Spain. Photo: dpa

Record Europe wildfire destruction in 2022, with nearly 660,000 hectares ravaged since January, data shows

  • Some 659,541 hectares have been destroyed so far, according to European Forest Fire Information System data, with Spain most affected
  • Experts say Europe’s heatwaves, forest fires and historic drought are being driven by human-induced climate change

Flames of a forest fire rage in the municipality of Anon de Moncayo in Spain. Photo: dpa
Flames of a forest fire rage in the municipality of Anon de Moncayo in Spain. Photo: dpa
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