Forest Fire (16248 ha) in Spain 16 Aug 2023

Event summary

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

GDACS ID WF 1016845
Countries: Spain
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Aug 2023 - 23 Aug 2023
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 615 in the burned area
Burned area: 16248 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Articles: 169 | About casualties: 14 | Last hour: 0

Europe's summer wildfires: the lessons to be learnt2023-09-01T17:13+0200.

The worst and largest wildfire ever recorded in the EU is still active in the Evros region, near Greece's border with Turkey, where the flames have burned over 83,000 hectares of land. But this is just one of the several wildfires recorded
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Prime Minister Mitsotakis Estimates Over 150,000 Hectares Burned by Gr ... 2023-09-01T08:05+0200.

Greece has experienced one of the worst fire seasons in its history, with devastating wildfires that have burned more than 150,000 hectares of land, killed at least 26 people, and destroyed homes, businesses, and natural habitats. The fires
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Ingenieras de montes, las vigilantes de nuestros bosques: "Una zona ve ... 2023-08-31T02:06+0200.

España es el segundo país de la Unión Europea en superficie forestal tras Suecia. En contra de lo que pueda pensarse, cada vez tenemos más monte, aunque buena parte de él agonice y esté expuesto a los incendios De izquierda a derecha, las
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In Greece, they continue to fight the biggest forest fire in the histo ... 2023-08-30T14:58+0200.

Although hundreds of firefighters are involved in extinguishing the fire, the fire continues to spread. Photo: Reuters Since August 20, when Greece asked for help within the framework of the EU mechanism in the field of civil protection for
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),