The recent wildfires in Europe have forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The fire has now spread to Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, and Morocco.
Already in Portugal at the end of June, 96 percent of its land area was reported to be in drought. The country’s Ministry of Health has announced that 659 people have died due to forest fires in the last week alone. It is noteworthy that most of them are elderly people.
The fire has so far spread to about 30 places in Spain. It had been very hot there for about a week. According to the National Meteorological Agency, the temperature is now around 45.7 degrees, and this condition may continue for another week.
The wildfire has spread to about 27,000 acres in France. The government said that 14,000 people have been evacuated from their homes so far and 1,200 firefighters are working to put out the fire.
In the last 24 hours alone, 71 forest fires have broken out in Greece. The country’s government said that hundreds of firefighters are working to extinguish the fire.
It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization has already warned that the world is warming rapidly, and if this situation continues, about 2,50,000 people will die a year from 2030.