Activation time (UTC): 2022-08-18 12:34:00
Event time (UTC): 2022-08-17 15:00:00
Event type: Wildfire (Land fire: brush, bush, pasture)
In the late afternoon of August 17, a vast fire, originating from two separate outbreaks, broke out on the island of Pantelleria, Sicily, fostered by the strong Scirocco wind, still blowing on the island. Several families were evacuated and about 30 people were rescued at sea by the coast guard. Several power interruptions occurred due to the fall of some electrical poles. Several ground teams and Canadair are still deployed. Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping is requested to provide Delineation and Grading products.
Reference products: 0
Delineation products: 0
Grading products: 1
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 (JRC) (2022): Wildfire in Pantelleria Island, Italy (2022-08-18). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/61ce8fc5-37ed-4b66-9c34-b10fed8954f4
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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.
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