More fires than a year ago
The week of Semana Santa was hot indeed for the firemen brigades of Alicante province.
Starting from Friday the 23d of March and until Monday, the 21st of April, inclusive, there were registered 409 fires in 71 municipalities of the province. It is 153 fires more tan the same period of time last year.
There are 140 municipalities in Alicante province, fires have occurred in half of the cities, reports La Diputacion de Alicante. In the cities of Elche, Torrevieja, Orihuela and Alcoy there happened 25% of fires registered. 34 of the total number of fires happened in residential buildings, 7 – in industrial premises, 6 – in the forests areas.