EU ramps up wildfire preparedness after summer of devastation

European governments have agreed to bolster their combined capacity to tackle forest fires after a summer of devastating blazes that left 750,000 hectares of burnt land, almost triple the annual average.

by Robert Hodgson
Firefighting helicopters over Baixa Limia - Serra do Xures national park near the Lobeira, northwestern Spain, August 2022. Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP via Getty
Firefighting helicopters over Baixa Limia - Serra do Xures national park near the Lobeira, northwestern Spain, August 2022. Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP via Getty

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