Balkan Forest Fires
6 August 2007
Thelatest satellite image (MODIS) showsreduced fire activity in the Balkan region:
TERRA satellite 3 August 2007 9:19 UTC
Source: DLR / MODIS
Forest fires continue to burn in the north and northwest of the country. Arequest for international assistence is still active.
This map illustrates satellite-detected fire locations over the affected areas of Albania. These site locations represent all active fires as detected by the MODIS Aqua and Terra satellites between the dates of 25 to 31 July 2007. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.
Map Scale for A2: 1:650,000
Projection: Lambert Conformal Conic
Datum: WGS 1984
Fire Data: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA)
Data Processing: NASA, UNM
Fire Dates: 25-31 July 2007
Forest Data: MODIS (1km) 2004
GIS Data: USGS, NGA, ESRI, EEA, UNOSAT
Elevation Data: SRTM (90m) – NASA
Map Production: UNOSAT (2 August 2007)
All fires in the north of Greece were extinguished by heavy showers duringthe night of 6 August 2007.
A fire front with more than 20 km was threatening the surroundings of thecity of Dubrovnik since 4 August 2007. Approximately 500 ha are burnt so far andthe fires could be brought under control. At least 20 persons were injured and 1firefighter was severly injured.
Croatia wild fire nears Dubrovnik (published by www.cnn.com, 6 August 2007)
Tourists stranded as fire rages near Croatian city (published by www.cbc.ca, 5 August 2007)
Forest fires in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1): EADRCC situation report no. 6 (PDF, 26 KB)
Fordocumentation of the fires in the Balkan region and neighbouring South Europeancountries see:
Seealso the GFMC Media page: