Clouds of smoke over a forest

Large fires in Spain

27 June 2012 17:15 UTC

Clouds of smoke over a forest
Clouds of smoke over a forest

Forest fires in eastern Spain destroyed more than 45,000 hectares in the province of Valencia.

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05 July 2022

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27 June 2012

The fires were some of the biggest in recent years and were exacerbated by weather conditions of high temperatures, little moisture and lots of wind.

The are shown as seen as red hotspots, with smoke plumes visible later in the animation.


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