The wave of fires in Spain does not stop and in the last hours a new fire has been declared, this time in Madrid, specifically in the municipality of Guadalix de la Sierra, at kilometer 17 of the M-625. There, eight fire crews are working in the area since early morning to try to smother the flames.
The declared fire in Madrid extends over an area of 8,000 square meters. Although it continues to burn, the troops have managed to perimeter it, and since Emergencies of the Community of Madrid have explained that the firefighters try to confine the combustion so that it does not spread to a nearby grass that borders a forest area.
The supervising chief of Fire Brigade of the Community of Madrid, Rufino Ruiz, has detailed that it is an area of much accumulation of pruning and wood remains.
According to the data, as of 10 June, 73,000 hectares had been burned in Spain. The figure is almost double the average in the last decade in the same period compared to 2012, the year in which serious fires occurred. As confirmed by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, in the same period 10 years ago 128,487 hectares burned in Spain.