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Forest fires. Affected area. Counties and Aran

Forest fires. Affected area. Counties and Aran 2022
Affected area (ha)
Fires With trees With scrub Total
Alt Camp 7 2.0 0.5 2.5
Alt Empordà 34 44.9 367.9 412.8
Alt Penedès 21 48.0 50.2 98.2
Alt Urgell 28 66.3 50.0 116.3
Alta Ribagorça 5 7.5 11.7 19.2
Anoia 18 2.6 6.7 9.3
Aran 1 2.0 0.0 2.0
Bages 35 1,114.1 379.1 1,493.3
Baix Camp 10 1.5 3.8 5.3
Baix Ebre 34 1.2 4.8 5.9
Baix Empordà 16 57.6 17.1 74.8
Baix Llobregat 44 1.9 6.6 8.5
Baix Penedès 8 0.1 0.3 0.4
Barcelonès 13 1.0 5.1 6.1
Berguedà 13 5.0 0.4 5.4
Cerdanya 7 0.3 2.0 2.3
Conca de Barberà 15 0.8 1.9 2.7
Garraf 6 83.7 30.7 114.4
Garrigues 10 2.3 3.4 5.7
Garrotxa 5 0.0 0.1 0.1
Gironès 33 4.6 1.2 5.8
Maresme 7 0.2 0.4 0.6
Moianès 6 0.2 0.1 0.3
Montsià 9 0.5 3.3 3.8
Noguera 17 1,251.6 1,419.1 2,670.7
Osona 17 3.1 1.5 4.5
Pallars Jussà 26 6.3 11.5 17.7
Pallars Sobirà 9 0.0 11.7 11.7
Pla d'Urgell 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Pla de l'Estany 8 0.3 0.0 0.3
Priorat 4 2.3 5.0 7.3
Ribera d'Ebre 16 2.5 2.6 5.1
Ripollès 6 0.2 5.8 6.0
Segarra 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Segrià 28 30.8 36.3 67.1
Selva 20 1.2 1.3 2.6
Solsonès 21 284.1 10.5 294.5
Tarragonès 12 0.1 3.7 3.9
Terra Alta 13 233.7 72.1 305.8
Urgell 6 11.1 11.0 22.1
Vallès Occidental 30 1.6 14.4 16.0
Vallès Oriental 25 2.1 1.8 3.9
Catalonia 643 3,279.2 2,555.5 5,834.7
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.

Last update: May 8, 2023.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Fire
Violent fire, uncontrolled and of destructive effects, which spreads in houses, forests, etc.

Methodological aspects

Forests and forest land covering over half the area of Catalonia are a national wealth of extraordinary importance in terms of flora and fauna, the production of raw materials, the production of ecosystem and the contribution to leisure. The incidence of wooded masses on climate, hydrology, soil protection, air pollution and landscape makes their conservation be fundamental.

The fire is a phenomenon that occurs in several contexts and stages, has diverse origins and often has some devastating effects.

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