Sumary of Crews in southern Spain face ‘complex’ wildfire for 5th day:
- Authorities are describing the blaze in Sierra Bermeja, a mountain range in Malaga province, as an extreme “mega-fire” brought on by climate change — a catastrophic event that kill, blacken large areas and is difficult to stop.
- “We are facing the most complex fire known by the forestry extinction services in recent years,” Juan Sánchez, director of the southern Andalusia region’s firefighting service, told reporters late Sunday.
- But embers ignited another hot spot soon after, causing a new wildfire that eventually joined the previous blaze, experts said Sunday.
- They were joined on Sunday by 260 members of a military emergency unit.
- Climate scientists say there’s little doubt that climate change from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas is driving more extreme events, such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods and storms.