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News | 09 Aug 2022

The EU-funded projects helping to fight forest fires

The month of August has yet to finish and 600,731 hectares have currently been lost in European countries since the start of the summer season in 2022, the second most damage since 2006 when fire damage numbers began being kept. In comparison 2017, the worst year on record, 987,844 hectares were destroyed by fires. Once rare in parts of Northern and Central-Eastern Europe, forest fires have now become more frequent and longer lasting in most European countries with disastrous consequences.

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