Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Fires in Sicily (2016-06-23)


Activation time (UTC): 2016-06-23 18:07:00 Event time (UTC): 2016-06-16 03:00:00 Event type: Forest fire, wild fire

Activation reason:
On 16 June, several fires started in Sicily Region involving large areas of regional forested territory, towns and villages. The wild fires were fanned by temperatures of up to 40°C and strong southern wind as the “scirocco”. Schools and homes were temporary evacuated and damages to infrastructures and private and public structures have been reported.

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How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016):  Fires in Sicily (2016-06-23). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2016-06-23
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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38.3195521868° N, 15.5132750416° E, 36.72216467° S, 11.9156684575° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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