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Forest fires on the Canary Islands, Spain

Thursday, 02 August 2007

Type of Event:
Forest fires
Location of Event:
Canary Islands, Spain (Gran Canaria and Tenerife)
Date of Charter Activation:
02/08/2007
Charter Requestor:
Spanish Ministry of Environment, Civil Protection (Spain), European Commission, DG Environment
Project Management:

Description of the event

The fire, which began in a mountainous area on 27 July, destroyed around 10,000 hectares of land on Gran Canaria and around 14,000 hectares on Tenerife. More than 13,000 people were evacuated from centres on the two islands, both popular tourist destinations.  

Spot-5, Tenerife 04/08/2007

Source: Spot-5
Acquired: 04/08/2007 Burnt and partially-burnt areas on Tenerife derived from a Spot-5 image of 04/08/2007.

Copyright: CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 09/08/2007 by DLR.

Spot-5, Gran Canaria 04/08/2007

Source: Spot-5
Acquired: 04/08/2007 Burnt and partially-burnt areas on Gran Canaria derived from a Spot-5 image of 04/08/2007.

Copyright: CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 09/08/2007 by DLR.