Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest fires in Leiria District, Portugal (2017-06-18)


Activation time (UTC): 2017-06-18 20:43:00 Event time (UTC): 2017-06-17 13:00:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)

Activation reason:
Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave and rainless thunderstorms, huge forest fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in Leiria District (Pedrogão Grande, Fire of Pampilhosa) northeast of Lisbon. Many victims are reported and numerous towns and villages evacuated. The road where most people died is EN-236-1 which runs between Pampilhosa da Serra and Castalheira de Pêra.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  Forest fires in Leiria District, Portugal (2017-06-18). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-06-18
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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40.1467159782° N, -7.64872683761° E, 39.7829852875° S, -8.49946806945° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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