The risk of fire for almost all of Spain is between very high and extreme

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The very high temperatures that this Friday, August 18 have been lashing out in most of the country, they have raised "Very high" fire risk in almost the entire national territory, including archipelagos. Only the coastal half of Galicia is the risk low, as well as almost the entire Cantabrian coast including a large part of Asturias. Some areas of Murcia and Alicante close to the coast the risk is more moderate.

The intense heat that once again hit the whole country since yesterday, has put most of the country on alert. Although it is expected that temperatures will begin to decrease from tomorrow, the alerts will continue to a large extent. The archipelagos tomorrow Saturday will continue to be at high risk, except for some more moderate areas in the Canary Islands. Other areas that will continue to be exposed will be Andalusia, the provinces of Valladolid, Segovia, Zaragoza, part of the Pyrenees of Huesca and areas of the provinces Ávila, Cuenca and Toledo. Galicia, on the other hand, the risk will increase to very high.

The areas most at risk

fire risk August 18 Spain

Fire risk map provided by AEMET, August 18

Entire provinces are at extreme risk by fire in much of the country. Segovia, Soria, Guadalajara and large parts of Barcelona, ​​Zaragoza, Burgos, Valladolid and Ávila are among the provinces of the Northern band with the highest risk. From the Sud band, we find a large part of Extremadura and the province of Ciudad Real at extreme risk. Also partially areas of Andalusia, where it is also expected that tomorrow a large part of the community will continue with extreme and very high risk.

Portugal declared yesterday a state of public calamity due to the risk of fires. The country, after suffering the latest damaging fires, has even mobilized the armed forces, among other security forces such as the police, and firefighters, to be ready for possible outbreaks that could arise throughout the weekend.

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