Forest Fire (6712 ha) in Albania 08 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 1002016
Countries: Albania
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Aug 2021 - 25 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 311 in the burned area
Burned area: 6712 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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Latest media headlines

Articles: 75 | About casualties: 8 | Last hour: 0

Forest fires: Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič visits ... 2021-08-25T12:27+0200.

Commissioner Lenarčič visits the Headquarters of the Greek Civil Protection Service. © European Union, 2021 (photographer: Yorgos Karahalis) Following the devastating forest fires in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans over the past
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Wildfire in Kukës, Helicopter Unable to Put Flames under Control2021-08-24T21:36+0200.

Autumn is around the corner and the temperatures have fallen considerably, but some areas of Albania are still struggling with forest fires, and in some locations the flames have been so fierce that even air vehicles have not been able to p
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Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece2021-08-23T20:07+0200.

” width=”1200″> In prehistoric times Greece was totally covered by thick forests. Credit: Greek Reporter/Konstantinos Balalas. Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece; set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times, sometimes th
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Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece2021-08-23T19:54+0200.

In prehistoric times Greece was totally covered by thick forests. Credit: Greek Reporter/Konstantinos Balalas. Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece ; set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times, sometimes the fires were al
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), (1), EC-JRC (25), INFORM (2), JRC (1),