Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest Fire in Madeira Island (2016-08-10)


Activation time (UTC): 2016-08-10 14:06:00 Event time (UTC): 2016-08-08 17:00:00 Event type: Forest fire, wild fire

Activation reason:
A forest fire started on 8 August in the municipality of Funchal in Madeira Island causing damage and casualties. Local media, as of 10 August, reported that three people have died, over 200 have been injured, over 950 have been evacuated and 50 houses have been damaged.

Reference maps produced: 2 Delineation maps produced: 6 Grading maps produced: 6

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.

How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016):  Forest Fire in Madeira Island (2016-08-10). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2016-08-10
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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32.798340954° N, -16.8467931747° E, 32.6313310946° S, -17.214449457° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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