The 223,818 forest fires recorded between 2001 and 2014 burned 1,567,029 hectares (ha) of land, an area larger than 9 of the 17 autonomous communities in Spain, among others: Murcia, Asturias, Navarra, Madrid or the Basque Country. This map illustrates all fires that destroyed 100 ha or more, equivalent to 62.5% of the total area burned.
Figures for fires spreading 100 hectares or more (shown on the map)
2,036 fires | 1,264 arson attacks | 978,979 ha burned
42 deaths | 233 injured | Damages of over €751m