Cow dung sparks massive forest fire as 40C temperatures grip Europe


FIREFIGHTERS in Spain are battling a major wildfire that is said to have been started by a heap of cow poo.

Forest Fire

BLAZE: The fire has ripped through 10,000 acres of forest (Pic: CEN)

The out of control fire has ripped through 10,000 acres of forest and other vegetation as it makes it’s way through the Costa Dorado region of Spain.

Initial reports of the raging blaze suggest the fire begun as a result of the sweltering heat gripping Europe.

It is now believed the fire started because the soaring above 40C temperatures caused a heap of manure to self-combust.

The dung burst into flames which quickly spread to the parched countryside surrounding at unprecedented levels.

Regional interior minister Miquel Buch said: “The difficulties are such that we can’t talk about the fire being under control or in the extinction phase.

“We are at the point of where the blaze is getting bigger.

“It is thought the fire was caused by an accumulation of manure in a farm that generated enough heat to explode and generate sparks.”

Forest fire

EVACUATED: Over 50 people have been evacuated from their homes (Pic: CEN)

Over 50 people have been evacuated from their homes as the fire continues to tear through anything in it’s wake.

Homes and roads have been closed with an imminent threat to local olive groves and vineyards.

The world saw the sheer amount of devastation wildfires can do back in 2018 when California saw it’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record when over 8,500 fires burnt through an area of nearly two milli


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