A fire burns through Kephalonia island, Greece
02 July 2021
at 09:20:29 UTC
07 July 2021
at 09:20:31 UTC
Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Emergency, wildfire, fire, island, drought, heatwave, Greece
Fig. 1 - S2 (02.07.2021) - A big wildfire has been raging from 3rd July in the island of Kephalonia, already hit by a heatwave & a drought.
From the first evidence it seems that the big fire was started by a shepherd, who tried to burn grass.
Fig. 2 - S2 (07.07.2021) - Under windy conditions, large forests and rural areas were burnt down and several villages were evacuated.
Fig. 3 - S2 (02 & 07.07.2021) - 116 firefighters with 32 vehicles have been deployed, with the assistance of ground forces and helicopters.
Fig. 4 - S2 (02 & 07.07.2021) - It was declared by the head of Fire Brigades that nobody was injured or harmed.
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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2023, processed by VisioTerra.
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