Over 46,000 hectares burnt by wildfires in Evia

Over 46,000 hectares burnt by wildfires in Evia

The catastrophic wildfires which started on August 3 on the island of Evia have burnt approximately 46,582 hectares, the National Observatory of Athens’ center Beyond said on Thursday.

The figure was reached after analysing 4 different high-resolution images from the European satellite Sentinel-2 on August 11, it said. The estimate given by Copernicus EU satellite imagery is 50,000 hectares.

Beyond was also able to detect the different types of burnt land:

– 19,770 hectares of forestland

– 9,960 ha of low brush land

– 9,065 ha of farmland

– 7,772 ha of grassland

– 435 ha of green zones used for leisure activities

– 80 ha of sparse vegetation


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