Spain and Germany are facing wildfires amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora, where over 30,000 hectares have been consumed, according to regional authorities. Experts link the abnormally hot weather in Europe to climate change. Mercury rose above 40 degress Celsius in many Spanish cities throughout the week which is usually expected in August.
A lack of rainfall this year combined with gusting winds have produced the conditions for the fires.