Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Forest Fire in Evia Island, Greece (2018-08-14)


Activation time (UTC): 2018-08-14 09:08:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-08-12 15:24:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)

Activation reason:
On 12 August, a forest fire broke out on the Greek island of Evia, near Athens. The residents of Kondodespoti and Stavros villages were preventively evacuated. The K349 Agrilitsa-Katavothra-Kalamaki wild life park was directly threatened by the fire. Copernicus EMS Mapping products will be used for a rapid assessment of the fire perimeter to assist the fire service in mop up operations, as well as to prevent any possible re-ignitions of the fire.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Forest Fire in Evia Island, Greece (2018-08-14). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-08-14
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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38.6565610753° N, 23.6986490017° E, 38.5811949673° S, 23.5810943731° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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