Wildfire in Ciudad Real, Spain (2021-07-23)

Collection: CEMS-RRM : CEMS Risk and Recovery Mapping 


Activation date: 2021-07-23
Event type: Wildfire

Activation reason:

The CEMS Risk and Recovery Standard (RRM STD) has been activated by the Spanish General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies (CENEM) on behalf of the Ministry of Interior of Spain, D. G. Guardia Civil and Jefatura del Seprona, following the forest fire that broke out in the Ciudad Real province (Castilla la Mancha region, Spain) on 12th July 2021. The wildfire hit especially the municipalities of Chillón and Almadén, where about 2000 ha of an agricultural land burnt. The goal of the activation is to provide wildfire damage delineation and grading products that will support the police investigation.The P07-Wildfire delineation and grading product has been generated by using post-event VHR satellite images. The analysis resulted in 1126 ha burnt, of which 499 ha only slightly damaged, 624 ha moderately damaged and 3.6 ha highly damaged.The P14-Impact assessment analysis on assets and population shows that the fire ravaged inside an unpopulated area. The several nearby settlements do not fall within the boundaries of the provided AOI leading to a very low population estimation. The main transportation network is dominated by unpaved service roads. There are no infrastructure assets with high commercial value. The burned area is of mixed agro-forestry land, broad-leaved forests, and further arable land. The damage to the agricultural sector was minimal, mostly affecting non-irrigated arable land.


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How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Wildfire in Ciudad Real, Spain (2021-07-23). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


CEMS Copernicus Emergency Management Service Copernicus Emergency Management Service Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation Copernicus EMS Copernicus Service Emergency Emergency Management EMSN101 ESP Mapping Risk and Recovery Mapping Copernicus Spain Wildfire

Data access

Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation [EMSN101]: Wildfire in Ciudad Real, Spain (2021-07-23)
  • Maps produced in scope of this Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery Mapping activation downloadable as georeferenced PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs together with relevant geodatabase (GDB) and complete final report as well.

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