A total of 335 lightning strikes have hit, during the early hours of the morning, all over Galicia. As a result of this intense electrical activity, the Galician countryside was affected by four forest fires.

The affected areas were: the natural park of O Invernadoiro (Vilariño de Conso, Ourense), a sawmill in Vilavidal (Santo André de Penosiños, Ourense), the parish of Cervás (Ares, A Coruña) and Doniños (Ferrol).

According to initial estimates, the fire has consumed 3.2 hectares in O Invernadoiro. Two other fires caused by a thunderstorm have also been extinguished, leaving more than 110 hectares burned.

Fires caused by electrical discharges represent a serious danger for living beings and properties. Therefore, from Aiditec Systems we want to emphasize the importance of prevention to avoid this type of events.

Lightning protection systems are the best way to reduce the probability of a fire caused by an electrical discharge.

These systems consist of elements that attract and redirect any lightning that is going to strike within their protection radius and prevent the lightning from striking anywhere else, with the dangers that this entails.

More information on these types of systems and the need for installation according to their risk rating can be found at www.aiditecsystems.com.

You can also contact us by phone at 963 842 957 or by e-mail at [email protected].