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Damage from wildfires up 75% in a year in Europe

July 20, 2022

Damage from large wildfires in Europe has jumped dramatically, with a 75% increase in the amount of land burnt in the last year, according to new analysis by Chaucer.

In June and July of this year, parts of Europe have experienced devastating wildfires as a result of rising temperatures.

In 2020, 787,130 hectares of land were burnt across 35 European countries, up from 450,250 hectares in 2019.

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