Spanish authorities are battling more than 120 wildfires, with many thought to have been deliberately set.
Arson suspected in wave of wildfires in northern Spain
Spanish authorities suspect that scores of fires sweeping through forested areas in the north of the country were set deliberately.
Firefighters in the coastal autonomous region of Asturias were on Friday trying to extinguish more than 120 forest and bush blazes, including 30 new conflagrations since the previous day.
“This is an unprecedented mass of deliberately started fires,” local government official Alejandro Calvo told the RTVE television station.
The region’s head of government, Adrián Barbón, called on the population to immediately report any suspicious activity.