Copernicus Emergency Management Service activated for forest fires in Spain

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated by the Spanish Civil Protection Authorities on July 9 after two different fires strongly affected the South of Spain since the beginning of July.

As explained in the Copernicus website, on July 5 a forest fire began in the municipality of Quesada in Jaén province and then spread to neighbouring municipalities. A second forest fire started on July 8 in the area of Lujar in Granada province. The fire reached other municipalities, including Rubite, Gualchos-Castell de Ferro, Órgiva, and Motril.

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has provided both "Delineation maps" (maps showing the extent of the forest fires) and "Grading maps" (maps showing the damages caused by the forest fires) with the aim of supporting the intervention of Civil Protection Authorities on the field.