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Dry as Tinder

Every year the woods and forests of Ibiza turn dry as tinder in the rainless summer heat and become exceptionally prone to the risks and dangers of fire.

Every year the woods and forests of Ibiza turn dry as tinder in the rainless summer heat and become exceptionally prone to the risks and dangers of fire.

Every year environmental authorities impose a ban from 1st May to 15th October on lighting fires in or within a certain distance of wooded areas. Every year someone chooses to ignore the ban and thousands of square metres of beautiful woodland go up in smoke.

So far this year over 16 people have been denounced for lighting fires (usually farmers, who should know better, burning stubble) and there have been numerous forest fires in a particularly hot spell of weather.