16 September 2012
Fires in Ecuador
|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)|
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.
Total hectares burned in this area: 10150 Ha
Map produced by Centro de Levantamientos de Recursos Naturales por Sensores Remotos (CLIRSEN)