Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Fire in Castelo Branco, Portugal (2019-07-21)


Activation time (UTC): 2019-07-21 02:00:00 Event time (UTC): 2019-07-20 22:00:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)

Activation reason:
On 20 July 2019, three separate forest fires have broken out in the center of Portugal. According to Civil Protection Authorities, the fire endangers two villages in the region of Castelo Branco. Several firefighters’ units have been deployed in the area.

Reference maps produced: 0 Delineation maps produced: 3 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.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2019):  Fire in Castelo Branco, Portugal (2019-07-21). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2019-07-21
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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39.8430965541° N, -7.848848862° E, 39.5279922141° S, -8.24716310286° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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