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16 octobre 2019

Fires in Lebanon and Syria

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type d'évènement:Fire
Localidation de l'évènement:Lebanon and Syria
Date de l'activation Charte:2019-10-16
Time of Charter Activation:22:43
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Demandeur:UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of ICRC
Activation ID:626
Chef de projet:UNITAR/UNOSAT

Wildfires burning across Lebanon and into Syria are being described as the worst in decades. The fires started in Lebanon's western mountains during a heatwave and have been spread by strong winds.

Reports suggest one firefighter and two forestry workers have lost their lives, with at least eight more people being injured. The Lebanese Red Cross announced they have treated more than 70 people at a field hospital in Damour, Lebanon.

Lebanon's Interior Minister Raya El Hassan said the government had contacted several countries for help to battle hundreds of forest fires. Army and air force units have already been deployed with water cannons to supress the flames which spread into three provinces in neighboring Syria.

Rainfall helped to subdue fires, but the risk of fires igniting again remains high as strong winds and rising temperatures are forecast over the coming days.

 

Products

Wildfires in Al-Haffa and Al-Qardaha Districts of Lattakia Governorate, Syria

Source: SPOT-6
Acquis: 21/10/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Wildfires in Akkar Governorate of Lebanon and Tartous and Homs Governorates in Syria

Source: SPOT-6
Acquis: 21/10/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Wildfires south of Beirut in Aley and Chouf districts of Lebanon

Source: SPOT-6
Acquis: 19/10/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Wildfires east of Tyre in South and El Nabatieh Governorates in Lebanon

Source: SPOT-6
Acquis: 19/10/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Fire hotspots density in Lebanon and Syria

Source: VIIRS
Acquis: 15/10/2019 and 16/10/2019

Copyright: © NASA/NOAA (2019)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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