Activation time (UTC): 2018-07-24 14:15:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-07-23 09:00:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)
Two large fires broke out on the central-southern Greece mainland (Attica region) on 23 July 2018, causing significant casualties, village evacuations, damage to property while burning thousands of hectares of forestry. Regional Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of greater Athens, and the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to request for aerial and ground firefighting assets.
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
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