Are there now more forest fires in Germany?

Warmer summers and longer dry spells are increasing the risk of forest fires, and the number of days with high fire danger levels has already gone up in recent decades. Across Germany, there were some 27 days per year on average with a high or very high risk of forest fire in the period from 1961 to 1990. From 1981 to 2010, there were about 33 such days per year, increasing yet again to some 38 days for the period from 1991 to 2019.¹

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