Fire in Réunion Island, France

01 November 2011


On the afternoon of the 25th of October 2011, several wildfires were reported to be burning in the centre of the Reunion National Park, which is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. According to the report published by the prefecture, at present, about 2600 hectares of forest are affected by the fire that has ravaged the area of Piton Rouge in the Maïdo massif. The incident is on-going. More than 400 emergency personnel have been mobilized.
 

                                                                                                  Location: Reunion Island, France
                                                                                                  Theme: Burnt area extent monitoring - Situation the 31st of October and 1st of November 2011
                                                                                                  Scale: 1 : 25000
                                                                                                  Principal imagery:
(©) RapidEye (6.50 m) acquired the 1st of November 2011


                                                                                                 Location: Reunion Island, France
                                                                                                 Theme: Damage assessment - Situation the 31st of October 2011
                                                                                                 Scale: 1 : 25000
                                                                                                 Principal imagery: (©) RapidEye (6.50 m) acquired the 31st of October 2011 and SPOT 5 (2.5m) acquired the 30th of May 2011
 

Source: http://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/

   
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