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Forest fires

Forest fires Catalonia. 2019
Value Variation (%)
Fires (number) 545 74.7
Affected area (hectares) 5,077.7 3,493.6
With trees 2,067 5,226.3
With no trees 3,011 2,834.8
% over the total forest area 0.25 ..
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Forest fires Spain. 2019
Value Variation (%)
Fires (number) .. ..
Affected area (hectares) .. ..
With trees .. ..
With no trees .. ..
% over the total forest area .. ..
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Note: Year data of 2018 for Spain are provisionals.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: March 25, 2020.

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Methodological note

The information on forest fires consists of the number of fires registered annually and also the total area affected, specifying whether this area was forested or not.

As for the causes of these fires, they can be classified into five general categories:

  • Accidental: trains, power lines, military operations, motors
  • Intentional
  • Natural
  • Negligent: landfills, crop/pasture burning, camp-fires, smokers, forestry work
  • Unknown