EU Fire Maps predict High Risk of Wildfires in the Mediterranean region

Wildfire in Galicia, Spain
Credit: JPereira

The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) has reported that Mediterranean countries are at high risk of fire during this summer. EFFIS provides daily maps of risk of fires in Europe based on the weather and annual reports. According to estimates based on satellite data, the country that was hit harder by fires last year 2011 was Portugal, followed by Spain and Italy.