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Environment/Nature news & information for Avila province

300 evacuated as Ávila wildfire takes hold
Environment Sun, Aug 19, 2012

300 evacuated as Ávila wildfire takes hold

Almost 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Palacios de Becedas near Ávila at 8 o'clock this morning as the flames from yet another forest fire swept ever closer. The evacuated locals were taken to a...

Forest fire death toll rises to 11
Environment Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Forest fire death toll rises to 11

The fire burning aross the northern part of Ávila province for two days now has claimed a second life, bringing to eleven the number of people killed by fires this summer, the highest number of deaths since 2005 when...

Pensioner killed in massive forest fire
Environment Wed, Jul 29, 2009

Pensioner killed in massive forest fire

A RETIRED high school teacher has died in a forest fire that has devastated a mountainside between three villages. The blaze broke out at around lunchtime yesterday in a pine forest near Arenas de San Pedro, El Arenal...

Wednesday forecast to be coldest day of the week
Environment Wed, Dec 20, 2006

Wednesday forecast to be coldest day of the week

The National Meteorological Institute is forecasting heavy rain in the Valencia region and the possibility of snow across the rest of the country. Ice is expected to affect most inland areas, especially in the northern...

Hundreds of dead fish found in Avila reservoir
Environment Fri, Oct 29, 2004

Hundreds of dead fish found in Avila reservoir

Environmental experts are unsure why hundreds of fish are dying in the "Fuentes Claras" reservoir located on the outskirts of Avila, although they are not ruling out the possibility of some kind of illegal...

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