Wildfires destroy over 9,000 acres of land in Spain’s Galicia

Wildfires have spread across 3,700 hectares (9,120 acres) of land in the northern Spanish region of Galicia, according to Sputnik News.

Earlier media reports had claimed that some 1,200 hectares of forest had been affected by the fires.

There are currently five active fires that could potentially threat residential areas, the Faro de Vigo newspaper reported. Strong 100 kilometer per hour (62 miles per hour) wind aggravates the situation, spreading the fires further.

A second-level emergency situation has been declared in Galicia, the paper added.

The region typically faces summer wildfires every year. Last year, almost 12,000 hectares of forest were affected by wildfires.