Forest Fire (11918 ha) in Greece 16 Aug 2021

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1001979
Countries: Greece
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Aug 2021 - 23 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 192 in the burned area
Burned area: 11918 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 169 5248 17 Aug 2021 08:42 GWIS
2 0.5 170 6198 18 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
3 0.5 190 10126 19 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
4 0.5 190 11061 20 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
5 0.5 192 11458 21 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
6 0.5 192 11918 25 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Greece , Region of Central Greece and Evvoia. The nearest places are Athínai, Kallithea, Erithraí, Mandra, Mégara, Váyia, Filí, Dafni, Pireas, Avlón, and Astros.

Radius Population
10 km 49000 people
5 km 5800 people
2 km 1600 people
1 km 1300 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 13528 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 1908 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Central Greece and Evvoia Greece -
Peloponnisos Greece 1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Erithraí Attiki Greece City - 11 km
Mandra Attiki Greece City - 13 km
Mégara Attiki Greece City 27000 people 14 km
Váyia Voiotia Greece City - 27 km
Filí Attiki Greece City - 28 km
Dafni Attiki Greece City - 28 km
Pireas Greece City - 32 km
Avlón Attiki Greece City - 33 km
Athínai Greece Capital 760000 people 36 km
Kallithea Attiki Greece Major city 100000 people 36 km
Aliartos Voiotia Greece City - 36 km
Vasilikón Evvoia Greece City - 39 km
Kalamaki Attiki Greece City - 39 km
Amarousi Attiki Greece City - 40 km
Kórinthos Korinthia Greece City 31000 people 40 km
Chalandri Attiki Greece City - 41 km
Khalkís Greece City - 44 km
Amarinthos Evvoia Greece City - 44 km
Khalía Evvoia Greece City - 44 km
Glifádha Greece City - 45 km
Ayios Yeoriyos Voiotia Greece City - 48 km
Néa Artáki Evvoia Greece City - 51 km
Martínon Fthiotida Greece City - 51 km
Koropi Attiki Greece City - 52 km
Zevgolatíon Korinthia Greece City - 53 km
Marathón Attiki Greece City - 53 km
Levádhia Voiotia Greece City - 55 km
Pásion Korinthia Greece City - 55 km
Khiliomodhion Korinthia Greece City - 55 km
Kiriákion Voiotia Greece City - 56 km
Markópoulon Attiki Greece City - 57 km
Psakhná Evvoia Greece City - 57 km
Malesína Fthiotida Greece City - 57 km
Kalívia Thorikoú Attiki Greece City - 59 km
Xilókastron Korinthia Greece City - 64 km
Keratéa Attiki Greece City 16000 people 65 km
Atalándi Fthiotida Greece City - 67 km
Alivérion Evvoia Greece City - 68 km
Galatás Greece City - 69 km
Livanátai Fthiotida Greece City - 71 km
Ayía Paraskeví Fthiotida Greece City - 74 km
Mandoúdhion Evvoia Greece City - 76 km
Argos Argolida Greece City 22000 people 77 km
Návplion Argolida Greece City 13000 people 78 km
Arákhova Voiotia Greece City - 78 km
Dhesfína Fokida Greece City - 79 km
Ayia Anna Evvoia Greece City - 83 km
Kranídhion Argolida Greece City - 84 km
Idhra Attiki Greece City - 86 km
Kími Evvoia Greece City - 87 km
Amfíklia Fthiotida Greece City - 88 km
Spétsai Argolida Greece City - 97 km
Astros Arkadia Greece City - 97 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Megara 6 Mil. Paved No 4100 16 km
Elefsis 44 Mil. Paved Yes 8900 19 km
Tanagra 148 Mil. Paved Yes 9800 30 km
Tatoi 239 Mil. Paved Yes 4300 38 km
Ellinikon Airport 21 Civ. Paved Yes 11400 41 km
Athinai / Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Internation ATH 94 0 56 km
Marathon 5 Civ. Paved No 3800 58 km
Spetsai JSS unknown 0 86 km
Porto Kheli Alexion PKH unknown 0 93 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Megara Oil Terminal Greece 15 km
Megara GRMGR Greece 16 km
Eleusis GREEU Greece 19 km
Salamis GRSAL Greece 21 km
Skaramanga GRSKA Greece 23 km
Perama GRPER Greece 26 km
Saint George GRDPA Greece 28 km
Drapetzona GRDPA Greece 28 km
Piraeus GRPIR Greece 31 km
Agioi Theodoroi GRAGT Greece 33 km
Athinai GRATH Greece 34 km
Isthmia GRITM Greece 37 km
Corinth GRCRG Greece 41 km
Lefkandion GRLEF Greece 42 km
Aegina Island Greece 42 km
Kalamaki GRKLM Greece 42 km
Dhiavlos Steno Greece 43 km
Oropos GRORO Greece 45 km
Nea Psara Greece 49 km
Larimna Greece 50 km
Vrisakia Greece 54 km
Amarinthos Greece 55 km
Rafina GRRAF Greece 60 km
Ormos Raftis Greece 66 km
Milaki GRMYL Greece 67 km
Aliverion GRALV Greece 68 km
Poros Greece 69 km
Limni GRLII Greece 72 km
Ormos Avlaki Greece 74 km
Pilion Greece 75 km
Euboea Greece 76 km
Lavrion (Laurium) GRLAV Greece 77 km
Kymassi GRKYM Greece 78 km
Navplion GRNPL Greece 79 km
Levadhia Greece 80 km
Aghios Konstandinos Greece 83 km
Ermioni GRERM Greece 83 km
Idhra Island GRHYD Greece 86 km
Loutra Aidhipsou Greece 87 km
Antikyra GRATK Greece 87 km
Kymi (Kimi) GRKIM Greece 88 km
Itea GRITA Greece 88 km
Aghios Yeoriyos Greece 89 km
Portokhelion Greece 91 km
Paralion Astrous Greece 93 km
Spetsai Greece 96 km
Achladi GRACL Greece 97 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Marathon Haradros 1931 49 km

Nuclear plants

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