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Wildfire damages hit $2.15 billion in 2022: EU commissioner

Posted On: Jan. 12, 2023 9:38 AM CST


Janez Lenarcic, commissioner for crisis management in the European Commission, said that wildfires caused at least €2 billion ($2.15 billion) in damage last year in the European Union, EuroNews reported. Last yeaer was the second-worst year in terms of areas burnt since records began in 2006, with at least 800,000 hectares scorched across the bloc.