Rangers report 8, 600 forest fires in 2012

Rangers report 8, 600 forest fires in 2012

11 October 2012

published by www.agi.it 

Italy– Italy suffered over 8,000 forest fires between January 1 and September 30, 2012. Ninety-seven thousand hectares of surface area was affected, of which forty-six thousand were forested and over fifty thousand hectares not forested. This was the tally drawn up by the 2012 Anti-Forest Fire Campaign on data reported by the State Forest Rangers as part of their preventative and anti-forest fire activities.

Comparing the data recorded last year for the same period, a significant increase in fires is seen, with 30% more than in 2011. As a consequence, also the surface area hit by the flames has risen (by about 158%), with forestland affected up by over 130%. . .




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