Activation time (UTC): 2016-06-23 18:07:00
Event time (UTC): 2016-06-16 03:00:00
Event type: Forest fire, wild fire
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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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2016): Fires in Sicily (2016-06-23). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/f968edcc-0cfa-4367-a5fe-195f9bc35957
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