Forest Fire (11918 ha) in Greece 16 Aug 2021

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the 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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Forest fire in Greece - Copernicus EMS activation (EMSR540)Tue, 17 Aug 2021 09:52

EMSR540: Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 327 | About casualties: 15 | Last hour: 0

on the island of Evia, two monasteries saved from the flames2021-08-31T20:13+0200.

“Almighty God protect our monastery, l the inhabitants of the island of Evia and the pays whole flames. “ The litany resonates throughout the valley of the Big Island located northeast of Athens. It covers miles and miles of desolation, dev
Forest fires a reminder of climate crisis2021-08-30T03:35+0200.

A CalFire hand crew member knocks down a hotspot on the east side of the Caldor Fire near Twin Bridges, California, on Aug 29, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] The ground is burning in vast swaths of North America, Europe and Africa, while fires are
Cittadini e Imprese Situazione incendi Italia: ecco il dossier Uncem p ... 2021-08-27T23:52+0200.

e cosa dice il dossier Uncem. Situazione incendi Italia: ecco il quadro della situazione. L’Italia ha un triste primato quest’anno ed è diventato il primo Paese in Europa per numero di incendi divampati, secondo solo alla Grecia, per numero
In Greece, the battle against fire continues in the face of risks of r ... 2021-08-27T01:30+0200.

In Greece, the battle against fire is not over. The fire in Vilia, about sixty kilometers northwest of Athens has been contained but the firefighters, whether Greek or foreign, must remain in place in the face of the risk of a resurgence.

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), (2), EC-JRC (27), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),