Forest Fire (754 ha) in Cyprus 11 Jun 2024

Event summary

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

GDACS ID WF 1019828
Countries: Cyprus
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Jun 2024 - 11 Jun 2024
Duration (days): 0
People affected: 172 in the burned area
Burned area: 754 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Forest fire in Cyprus - EC/ECHO daily mapWed, 12 Jun 2024 19:25

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Cyprus - Wildfires, update (ECHO 13 Jun 2024)Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:01

  • According to the JRC European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), the wildfire that has been burning in the Paphos district, in western Cyprus, since 11 June and has been causing population evacuations and damage, has burnt an area of more than 1,409 ha as of 13 June.
  • The national authorities report on 13 June, that at least 49 displaced people from the villages of Psathi, Choulou and Lemona have been sheltered in an evacuation centre in Paphos. In addition, at least two houses have been destroyed, and 14-15 others have been damaged. The villages of Giolou, Thinia, Ayios Dimitrianos, Drymou and Polemi were also affected.
  • The same source also reports that the active fires are under control.
  • On 11 June, Cyprus activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), two firefighting aircraft offered by Greece took an active role in the operation in Cyprus.
  • On 13-14 June, according to the JRC EFFIS, the fire danger forecast is expected to be from very high to extreme in the affected areas.
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