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Fires in Ecuador

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Type of Event:
Fire
Location of Event:
Ecuador
Date of Charter Activation:
16 September 2012
Charter Requestor:
Sistema Federal de Emergencies (SIFEM) on behalf of Secretaria Nacional de Gestion de Riesgos (ECUADOR)
Project Management:
CLIRSEN

Description of the event

22 fire fighters were wounded in Ecuador after an arson attack on Tuesday.

The worst affected provinces are Pichincha, El Oro and Azuay. Eight provinces were issued with an Orange alert.

Whilst no victims have been reported, several homes were destroyed during the attack.

The Ecuadorian government are treating the arson attack very seriously. So far, 5 people have been arrested for starting the forest fires.

Quito, Ecuador - Fire in September
Total hectares burned in this area: 3302 Ha

Source: Landsat
Acquired: 14/09/2012

Copyright: USGS
Map produced by Centro de Levantamientos de Recursos Naturales por Sensores Remotos (CLIRSEN)

Quito, Ecuador - Fire in September
Total hectares burned in this area: 3302 Ha

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 16/09/2012

Copyright: RapidEye 2012
Map produced by Centro de Levantamientos de Recursos Naturales por Sensores Remotos (CLIRSEN)

El Angel Ecological Reserve, Ecuador - Fire in September
Total hectares burned in this area: 10150 Ha

Source: SPOT
Acquired: 18/09/2012

Copyright: CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by Centro de Levantamientos de Recursos Naturales por Sensores Remotos (CLIRSEN)