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Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping Activation for Forest Fires in Portugal

Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave and rainless thunderstorms, huge forest fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in Leiria District (Pedrogão Grande) northeast of Lisbon. Many victims are reported and numerous towns and villages evacuated.


Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping has been activated to deliver grading and delineation maps. Several products have been produced and are available free to download.




(Source European Commission)

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