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Fires in Canary Islands

Wednesday, 05 August 2009

Type of Event:
Fires
Location of Event:
Canary Islands, Spain (La Palma)
Date of Charter Activation:
05/08/2009
Charter Requestor:
Civil Protection (Spain)
Project Management:
DLR-ZKI

Description of the event

The fire, which began on 31 July, destroyed around 1,000 hectares of land on La Palma Island and forced some 4,000 evacuations.

Spain, Canary Islands - La Palma

Source: SPOT-5, SRTM C-Band
Acquired: (pre-disaster) 30/07/2007, (post-disaster) 07/08/2009

Copyright: CNES 2007/2009, USGS 2000, 2008 ESRI, DLR 2009
Map created 08/08/2009 by ZKI@DLR.DE map updated 10/08/2009 by ZKI@DLR.DE