Activation time (UTC): 2016-06-22 13:21:00
Event time (UTC): 2016-06-18 19:00:00
Event type: Forest fire, wild fire
On 18 June a major forest fire started near Argaka village and on 19 June another major forest fire has occurred in Evrychou area. More than 1500 ha of forest and mixed vegetation have been burnt so far. Cyprus activated the Union Civil protection Mechanism (UCPM) requesting aerial firefighting means, air tractors and flame retardant substances. Two firefighters were killed tackling one of the largest forest fires to hit Cyprus in last years.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2016): Forest Fire in Cyprus (2016-06-22). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/0adbfae5-d869-4b1d-8222-9dc886dd970a
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