Activation time (UTC): 2021-09-27 16:07:00
Event time (UTC): 2021-09-23 13:06:00
Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)
Two wildfires are raging at Karpathos Island, in South Aegean region, Greece, burning down forests and rural areas. The first one started on Thursday afternoon 23/9/2021 and the second on Friday morning 24/9/2021. The strong wind and high flammability of forest fuels due to prolonged draught, make the work of firefighters very difficult. According to Fire Service 30 firefighters with 7 vehicles were operating at the first fire and 38 firefighters with 6 vehicles were operating at the second fire, assisted by 5 helicopters, 5 planes, volunteers and means from the local municipal.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Wildfire in Karpathos, Greece (2021-09-27). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/d1e745a8-c7c2-4210-b59f-edbbabf75526
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