Number of UK wildfires breaks new record in 2019
Between January and April 2019, the number of wildfires in the UK has reached a new record high. Around 100 wildfires were detected in the first four months of the year. This exceeds the record of 2018, where a total of 79 wildfires was recorded throughout the entire year.
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