Spanish wildfires leave areas of land scorched

STORY: The fire, which broke out last week during the country's worst mid-June heatwave in over 40 years, would be the largest in terms of surface area damage over the past two decades if estimates are confirmed, according to Environment Ministry data.

Temperatures across Spain were lower on Monday, and footage taken from a helicopter showed rainfall over the Sierra de la Culebra, a wooded mountain range near the border with Portugal that is known for its population of Iberian wolves.

Temperatures topped 104 degrees Fahrenheit in many parts of Spain last week, their highest so early in the year since 1981, as record highs were also hit across other parts of Western Europe.

Firefighters backed by planes and military personnel were deployed around Spain to tackle a series of wildfires. Smaller ones than in the Sierra de la Culebra continued to smoulder on Monday to the east in Navarra and Catalonia.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting