Wildfire in San Felices de los Gallegos, Spain (2021-09-01)

Collection: CEMS-RRM : CEMS Risk and Recovery Mapping 


Activation date: 2021-09-01
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 Spanish province of Salamanca (Spain), on 17th August 2021. Active flames were located in San Felices de los Gallegos and Bañobárez, as well as in the areas known as La Granja and Los Navazos, on the edge of the Arribes del Duero natural park. The presence of several outbreaks suggests that it could have been an intentional fire.The goal of the activation has been to provide wildfire damage delineation and grading products that will support the police investigation and the damage assessment.The P07-Wildfire delineation and grading product has been generated by using post-event VHR satellite images. The analysis resulted in 1608.22 ha burnt, of which 1596.21 ha only slightly damaged and 12.01 ha moderately damaged.The P14-Impact assessment analysis on assets and population shows that the damage from the fire has not been serious. The largest damaged area was covered by sclerophyllous vegetation. Damage to the agricultural sector was minimal, but several warehouse buildings were affected.


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How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Wildfire in San Felices de los Gallegos, Spain (2021-09-01). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


CEMS Copernicus Copernicus Emergency Management Service Copernicus EMS Emergency Management Emergency EMSN108 Risk and Recovery Mapping Copernicus Emergency Management Service Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation Copernicus Service ESP Wildfire Mapping Spain

Data access

Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation [EMSN108]: Wildfire in San Felices de los Gallegos, Spain (2021-09-01)
  • 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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