Activation time (UTC): 2021-05-20 08:24:00
Event time (UTC): 2021-05-19 23:00:00
Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)
A large wildfire burning large areas of pine forest in the area of Schinos, in Corinthia prefecture, broke out on Wednesday evening, the 19 May 2021. The fire is still active on several fronts with the settlements of Schinos, Agia Sotira, Vamvakes, Mavrolimni, Alepochori and two monasteries being evacuated. Preliminary reports say that the wildfire has caused damage to several homes. The firefighting resources are considerable with 192 firefighters using 68 fire engines, 3 helicopters and 11 planes battling the blaze. The Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping service is requested to provide First Estimate, Delineation and Grading products.
Reference products: 0
Delineation products: 2
Grading products: 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 (JRC) (2021): Fire in Peloponnese and Attika Regions, Greece (2021-05-20). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/dd1892d3-fd45-4a1d-9eb1-48aef6d199ee
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