Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest Fire in Faro, Portugal (2018-08-05)

Description

Activation time (UTC): 2018-08-05 16:11:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-08-03 12:00:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)

Activation reason:
Since 3 August a fire has been burning in the municipality of Monchique, in the district of Faro. This fire already has burned an area over 3 000 ha. At this moment wind direction forecasts suggest this fire has a high potential to affect the urban area of Monchique. Portugal has therefore triggered the Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service to monitor the evolution of the forest fire.

Reference maps produced: 0 Delineation maps produced: 10 Grading maps produced: 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 (2018):  Forest Fire in Faro, Portugal (2018-08-05). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/7c0f076f-a784-465d-ad0a-984f13e35c92
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Additional information
Issue date 2018-08-05
Landing page http://emergency.copernicus.eu/EMSR303
Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/7c0f076f-a784-465d-ad0a-984f13e35c92
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37.4751712344° N, -8.303094576° E, 37.217112903° S, -8.717060025° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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