Thomas Fire, Los Padres National Forest, CA. Original public domain image from Flickr

On Thursday, Croatian officials dispatched firefighting planes as well as scores of firemen and troops to help put out three big wildfires along the country’s Adriatic coast.

The wildfires erupted earlier this week, fueled by high winds, when flames engulfed dry brush and low vegetation between Zadar and Sibenik. Authorities said that around 20 residences were destroyed by fire. There were no casualties recorded.

The World Meteorological Organization issued a warning on Tuesday that the heatwave was expanding and increasing throughout most of Europe.

According to a February 2022 United Nations research, with human-caused climate change causing droughts, the frequency of intense wildfires is anticipated to rise by 30 percent over the following 28 years.

Source: Reuters

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