Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2019
November 13, 2020

Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2019


The report presents an analysis of wildfires in the pan European region, including Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, in 2019.

According to this report, 2019 was possibly the worst year ever for forest fires around the world. Over 400,000 hectares of natural land were burnt and many nature protection areas were affected by wildfires.

The Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa reports are a unique source of information for fire managers and policymakers in European and neighbouring countries. They provide official statistics of wildfire impacts, reported annually by the fire administrations in these countries. This is the 20th report of the series, coordinated by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre with the support of other Commission services.

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