Wildfire in Alburquerque, 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 in the municipality of Alburquerque in the region of Badajoz (Spain), on 18th August 2021. It spread in different directions, burning cultivated areas, grassland and mountains, until it was extinguished on 22nd August.  The goal of the activation is 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 607 ha burnt, of which 467 ha only slightly damaged, 122 ha moderately damaged, and 18 ha highly damaged.The P14-Impact assessment analysis on assets and population shows that the fire ravaged inside an unpopulated area. Only the surrounding area of Alburquerque is located within the boundaries of the AOI, leading to a low population estimation within the AOI itself. The fire affected 13 km of cart tracks. Nearby towns were not damaged, however, several isolated industrial buildings were affected. In terms of area, the highest total damage was suffered in the Sclerophyllous vegetation (171.7 ha) and Broad-leaved forest (182.4 ha).


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How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Wildfire in Alburquerque, Spain (2021-09-01). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


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Data access

Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation [EMSN110]: Wildfire in Alburquerque, 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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