Forest Fire (11410 ha) in France 16 Aug 2021

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1001978
Countries: France
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Aug 2021 - 18 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 4709 in the burned area
Burned area: 11410 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 142 | About casualties: 14 | Last hour: 0

Tourist sites threatened by raging US wildfires2021-08-25T20:48+0200.

that fuel the massive blazes. The wildfire has already gutted hundreds of homes and is advancing towards the resort cities of Lake Tahoe as thousands of firefighters tried to box in the flames. On Wednesday, the Caldor Fire was less than 32
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Climate change fuels more ‘fire-prone’ days beyond U.S. West coast2021-08-25T20:38+0200.

California and the Pacific Northwest have attracted much of the attention during the 2021 wildfire season, but climate change-fueled fire risk is encroaching much farther east, researchers say. * "Fire weather" days spike in U.S. beyond reg
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News24.com | Climate change fuels more ‘fire-prone’ days beyond US Wes ... 2021-08-25T19:16+0200.

Climate change is fueling conditions for more rapid growth of wildfires in the western United States - including in some places, from Oklahoma to Nebraska, that may not expect them, researchers said on Wednesday. Wildfires are already devas
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Forest fires: Commissioner for Crisis Management Lenarčič visits Greec ... 2021-08-25T14:53+0200.

Following the devastating forest fires in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans over the past weeks, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič , is visiting areas affected by the fires in Greece today. During the visit, he is m
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), (1), EC-JRC (25), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),