Since the onset of the heatwave a week ago, wildfires have burned over 22,000 hectares of woods and brush throughout Spain. Temperatures in southern and southwestern Spain exceed 44 degrees Celsius, while the remainder of the nation averages about 40 degrees Celsius. So far, no fatalities have been recorded as a result of the flames, but three firefighters have been sent to the hospital for treatment.
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As a measure to provide fodder to animals, the Maharashtra government has decided to plant 8300 hectares of land for four years as meadows in the forest land. Interestingly, the occupied area would be equal to the area of Pune City. State Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod has said the initiative is to maintain the food chain in the forests. Besides, he added that the initiative would limit stress on forests.
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