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UK firefighters go to Spain for wildfire training as number of blazes surges

Wildfires recorded by UK fire brigades surged in 2022 amid extreme heat and droughts, new figures show, as a growing number of fire services invest in new equipment to deal with the rising fire risk due to climate change. Figures obtained by the Guardian under Freedom of Information Act requests show the number of wildfires recorded by fire brigades in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland more than doubled last year, reaching 23,699 in 2022, compared with 9,307 the year before.

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  • Ann Nyambura

    37 w

    The situation in the UK serves as a powerful example of how climate change is not a distant threat but an immediate concern.

    • We Don't Have Time

      38 w

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      • Kevin

        38 w

        Let them keep safe and train hard to contain the menace that is wild fires

        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          38 w

          The surge in wildfires recorded in the UK in 2022 is a concerning indication of the escalating fire risk fueled by climate change. Increased training and equipment investment are essential to address this growing threat. 🔥🌍 #ClimateChange #Wildfire

          • rosebellendiritu

            38 w

            It's good to seek for more knowledge where available to help fight this menace

            • George Kariuki

              38 w

              Wildfires not only pose immediate dangers to communities and ecosystems but also contribute to the release of greenhouse gases, exacerbating climate change further. We really need upskilling of the workforce to deal with this menace.

              • winnie nguru

                38 w

                This will make them even the more efficient in their work

                • johnte ndeto

                  38 w

                  Such qualified personnel will counter wildfires and also educate on the same to create awareness

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