Spain in flames is a project initiated by Juan Elosua in 2012 and continued by Civio. A web application allows readers to visualize and explore previously unpublished data for all the forest fires of 100+ hectares which occurred in Spain between 2001 and 2014, putting in context the fires that still occur today. The user can conduct a “guided tour” through nine key findings or explore the data herself. This initiative was possible thanks to the 6,430 euros collected via crowdfunding from 143 citizens to investigate forest fires rigorously.
The journalistic research has been carried out by Marcos García Rey (investigative journalist for El Confidencial and a member of the ICIJ), Hugo Garrido (journalist at El Mundo Data) and Juan Elosua (developer of news apps at NPR).