Canary Islands fires – level 1

19-07-2023 07:00

La Palma is a town in the Canary Islands. Over 4,000 must leave La Palma. There is a big forest fire.

The fire destroys 4,500 hectares of land and many homes. Other nearby islands are at risk, too. Authorities say that the fire can spread to Tenerife or Gran Canaria.

Southern Europe has extreme heat right now. The highest temperature ever is 48.8. degrees Celsius in Sicily, Italy. Experts say that this summer can be even hotter.

The US also has extreme heat and big fires. Japan has a dangerous heatwave too, with temperatures above normal. The climate is changing. The weather is becoming more extreme.

Difficult words: hectare (10,000 square meters), nearby (not far away), extreme (very great or strong).

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