Forest Fire (1797 ha) in Albania 09 Jul 2024

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1020161
Countries: Albania
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 161 in the burned area
Burned area: 1797 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Forest fire in Albania - EC/ECHO daily mapWed, 10 Jul 2024 18:35

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Albania - Wildfires, update (ECHO 11 Jul 2024)Thu, 11 Jul 2024 10:37

  • The main wildfire that occurred in the Dropull and Finiqit municipalities, southern Albania on 8 July is under control but two more fires are under monitoring as reported by the Civil Protection of Albania. Albanian authorities report up to 3,000 ha affected so far by the Makor fire.
  • According to the Civil Protection of Albania, three firefighters and one soldier have been injured in the firefighting operations.
  • On 9 July, Albania activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), requesting aerial firefighting means. Greece deployed 2 light aircraft on the same day and 2 Canadair aircraft on 10 July. 
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (was activated on 10 July to provide a damage assessment and two maps have been produced so far.
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the JRC EFFIS, the fire danger forecast is from high to very high across the affected area, due to adverse meteorological conditions.
Forest fire in Albania - Copernicus EMS activationThu, 11 Jul 2024 17:16

[EMSR736] Wildfire in Gjirokastra and Vlora, Albania
Forest fire in Albania - Copernicus EMS activationWed, 10 Jul 2024 20:45

[EMSR736] Wildfire in Gjirokastra and Vlora, Albania
Forest fire in Albania - Copernicus EMS activationFri, 12 Jul 2024 22:00

[EMSR736] Wildfire in Gjirokastra and Vlora, Albania
Forest fire in Albania - Copernicus EMS activationSat, 13 Jul 2024 22:30

[EMSR736] Wildfire in Gjirokastra and Vlora, Albania
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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