The wildfire is reportedly the second fire in that same location attributed to the company in the last month. Spain has been facing devastating fires brought on by record-breaking temperatures and drought, and Land Life acknowledged that contractors should not have been working during the heat wave due to the extreme fire risk.
Five villages were evacuated and a rail line was closed as a wildfire has burned 14,000 hectares (~35,000 acres) near Ateca in northwestern Spain. The fire was reportedly sparked by equipment used by a contractor to dig trees for Land Life. Land Life is a carbon offset company that focuses on reforestation, and speaks about its "autonomous planting, remote monitoring and blockchain verification". The Dutch company raised €3.5 million in a Series A round in October 2018.
- "La empresa forestal que originó el fuego de Ateca ya causó otro hace un mes en el mismo lugar", Heraldo (in Spanish)
- "Land Life Company Raises €3.5 million in Series A Funding", press release
- Comunicado - Incendio Bubierca, Land Life (in Spanish)