Damage assessment - Extension and Land Cover
The web map shows the geographical extent of the 2017 Wildfires in Portugal – Central region only, using CopernicusEMS data.
It is estimated that over 310 000 hectares (3100 sq. km) were burned. Two of the major fires combined - Pedrogao Grande (Leiria District) and Nelas, extended up to 265 000 ha – 86% of the total burnt area.
Insights: The Land Cover classes mostly affected were:
Forestry 47% (especially Pine trees, with 23% of total burnt extent), Shrubland 42%, followed by Agriculture 10% and Urbanized areas with 0.5% (1 460 hectares).