The Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC) has determined that the fire in Cabacés on Wednesday afternoon was originated by a lightning. Between 20.45 and 21.30 hours several lightning strikes were detected in the municipalities of La Bisbal de Falset, and Margalef Cabacés located in the Natural Park of Montsant, province of Tarragona.
On Wednesday June 27, more than 31,000 lightning strikes fell throughout the peninsula, adding cloud-cloud and cloud land lightning. The storms affected mainly the north and east of Spain.
The Lightning Locating System (INGESCO) reflected the evolution of the lightning strikes in real-time ,as we can see in the attached picture