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24 July 2018

Fire in Greece

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Type of Event:Fires
Location of Event:Greece
Date of Charter Activation:2018-07-24
Time of Charter Activation:16:33
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:General Secretariat for Civil Protection on behalf of Hellenic Space Agency
Activation ID:579
Project Management:ESA

Wildfires which have been spread by strong winds have struck the Attica region in Greece. The fires have killed at least 80 people and dozens more are missing.

Fifteen fires began on 23 July, in what has been described as the worst fire disaster in Greek record. 1500 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

The worst affected area is nearby Athens, where the villages of Mati, Kokkino Limanaki and Neos Voutzas have reportedly been badly damaged as the fires - spread by winds reaching 120 kilometres per hour - swept the flames through the region, leaving people with little time to escape.

Firefighters working with the armed forces are working to render aid to affected residents and contain the remaining active fires.

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Wildfire grading map of Geraneia, Greece

Source: SPOT-6 and 7
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 06/12/2017
Post-disaster: 30/07/2018

Copyright: SPOT-6 and 7 © Airbus DS (2018)
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Wildfire delineation map of Geraneia, Greece

Source: SPOT-6 and -7
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 06/12/2017
Post-disaster: 30/07/2018

Copyright: SPOT-6 and 7 © Airbus DS (2018)
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Wildfire delineation map of Geraneia, Greece

Source: SPOT-6 and -7 / Pleiades
Acquired: SPOT-6/7: 06/12/2017
Pleiades: 29/07/2018

Copyright: SPOT-6 and 7 © Airbus DS (2018)
Pleiades © CNES (2018), Distribution: Airbus DS
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Wildfire delineation map of Geraneia, Greece

Source: SPOT-6 and -7 / Pleiades
Acquired: SPOT-6/7: 06/12/2017 Pleiades: 27/07/2018

Copyright: SPOT-6 and 7 © Airbus DS (2018)
Pleiades © CNES (2018), Distribution: Airbus DS
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Wildfire delineation map of Geraneia, Greece

Source: SPOT-6 and -7 / UK-DMC2
Acquired: SPOT-6 and -7: 06/12/2017 and 25/07/2018
UK-DMC2: 25/07/2018

Copyright: SPOT-6 and 7 © Airbus DS (2018)
UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2018, distribution DMCii, all rights reserved
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

Wildfire delineation map of Geraneia, Greece

Source: SPOT-6 and -7
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 06/12/2017
Post-disaster: 25/07/2018

Copyright: SPOT-6 and 7 © Airbus DS (2018)
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

Wildfire delineation map of Rafina, Greece

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 25/07/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018), Distribution: Airbus DS
Copernicus Contributing Mission data. Map produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

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