Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest Fire in La Palma Island (2016-08-08)


Activation time (UTC): 2016-08-08 09:21:00 Event time (UTC): 2016-08-03 13:15:00 Event type: Forest fire, wild fire

Activation reason:
Around 3.000 people have been preventively evacuated from their houses on the Canary Island of La Palma as a fire started on August 3rd driven by high winds across dry woodland. About 4.700 ha of forest have been affected by the Fires.

Reference maps produced: 1 Delineation maps produced: 2 Grading maps produced: 2

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 (2016):  Forest Fire in La Palma Island (2016-08-08). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2016-08-08
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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28.633354782° N, -17.776867272° E, 28.4896425539° S, -17.893312286° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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