Regional administrations in Spain will this year spend a similar total amount - some 700 million euros - to that of 2014 on forest fires, though the precise figure is hard to arrive at owing to the complexity in doing so and also to being able to distinguish between funds spent on extinction or prevention. The regional authorities say that different models exist which make budget comparisons difficult, while the amount of actual forest land differs greatly between regions. Andalusia, for example, has over four million hectares, while the Balearic Islands between them have just 223,000.
Balearic firefighting budget up in 2015
More is spent on putting fires out than on prevention.
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