Cause of Fast-Moving Wildfire in Catalonia Under Investigation, Officials Say

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Crews are investigating the cause of a fast-moving wildfire in Spain’s Catalonia region that was stabilized hours after breaking out on Friday, September 22, local officials said.

The fire was reported around 2:50 pm and grew quickly, but slowed down a few hours later due to the nature of the terrain, Catalonia officials said. Emergency personnel received 224 calls related to the fire, which burned 62 acres (25 hectares), officials said.

This footage posted by Catalonia officials shows air crews surveying the wildfire. Credit: Agents Rurals via Storyful