Activation time (UTC): 2018-08-14 09:08:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-08-12 15:24:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)
On 12 August, a forest fire broke out on the Greek island of Evia, near Athens. The residents of Kondodespoti and Stavros villages were preventively evacuated. The K349 Agrilitsa-Katavothra-Kalamaki wild life park was directly threatened by the fire. Copernicus EMS Mapping products will be used for a rapid assessment of the fire perimeter to assist the fire service in mop up operations, as well as to prevent any possible re-ignitions of the fire.
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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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