DATASET

Fire in Western Attica, Greece (2021-08-17)

Collection: CEMS-RM : CEMS Rapid Mapping 

Description


Activation time (UTC): 2021-08-17 07:03:00
Event time (UTC): 2021-08-16 09:29:00
Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)

Activation reason:
A wildfire is raging from Monday noon in the west sector of Attica region at Pateras mountain, burning down large forests rural and urban areas. The moderate wind and high flammability of forest fuels due to prolonged draught, make the work of firefighters very difficult. The residential communities of Mikro or Mega Bathyhori, Agios Georgios, Agia Paraskeyi, Kryo Pigadi, Palaiohori and Beniza have been evacuated for precautionary reasons. According to Fire Service 330 firefighters with 115 vehicles are currently operating in the area, assisted by eight (8) ground force group, including forces deployed by the European Civil Protection Mechanism, 143 firefighters from Poland with 46 vehicles, six (6) helicopters and five (5) planes including Beriev-200. The Defkalion Plan was activated and the Greek Army assisted by 5 ground force group.

Reference products: 0
Delineation products: 2
Grading products: 2

Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.

Contact

Email
jrc-ems-rapidmapping (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Fire in Western Attica, Greece (2021-08-17). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/01c5de63-801a-4a08-9e90-1243074def57

Keywords

CEMS Copernicus Copernicus Emergency Management Service Copernicus Emergency Management Service Rapid Mapping Activation Copernicus EMS Copernicus Service Emergency Management Emergency EMSR540 Mapping GRC Greece Rapid Mapping Wildfire

Data access

Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping Activation [EMSR540]: Fire in Western Attica, Greece (2021-08-17)
URL 
  • All maps produced in scope of this Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping activation downloadable as georeferenced PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs together with relevant vector data (SHP, KML) as well.

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
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GEO
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Lineage information

No additional information

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-09-03
Modified date
2021-09-03
Issued date
2021-08-17
Landing page
https://emergency.copernicus.eu/EMSR540 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Regions and cities, Science and technology
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/01c5de63-801a-4a08-9e90-1243074def57
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