Event Report

Base data

Event code FR-FOR/01726/ESP
Main category Fire
Sub category forest fire
Event date (UTC) Sun, 30 Aug 2020 16:04:58 +0000
Last update (UTC) Sun, 30 Aug 2020 16:04:58 +0000
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites).

Geolocation

Continent Europe
Country Spain
Administration area Province of Huelva
Settlement
Exact location Almonaster la Real area
Open Location Code: 8C9MV6FG+3F
Size of affected area County-level
Additional events None or not detected.

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Fire

Event details

Around 2,400 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that is out of control and ravaging Spain’s southern region of Andalusia, authorities said Sunday. The blaze broke out on Thursday in the mountains near the town of Almonaster la Real, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the city of Seville. It has already scorched 90 square kilometers (35 square miles). Twenty-four planes and one helicopter helped some 450 people including firefighters and army emergency personnel, who worked through Saturday night to tackle the fire. The wind dropped during the night, making their task a little easier, but crews are struggling to access all affected areas because of the rugged ground, officials said. A further 70 people were evacuated Saturday because of a blaze in Mula, a small town in the southeastern region of Murcia, while firefighters are also trying to extinguish two wildfires in the western region of Extremadura.

Situation update


Casualties

Number of dead: 0 person(s)
Number of injured: 0 person(s)
Number of Affected: 0 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 2400 person(s)
Number of Missing: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)

Event Specific Details


[Fire - forest fire]

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Risk Analisys

Nearest marine ports There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest nuclear power plant There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.

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