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22 Jun 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Portuguese Red Cross will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population through its national appeal (see details below).

The Situation

22 Jun 2017 description

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Map Information

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

21 Jun 2017 description
  • Forest fires continue to burn in the Central Region, mainly in the districts of Coimbra and Leiria. As of 21 June at 9.00 UTC two major forest fires are still active; one in Pedrogao Grande (Leiria district) and another in Gois (Coimbra district).
  • Local media reported, as of 21 June at 7.00 UTC, that 64 people have died and 150 people were injured in Leiria district over 18-19 June. Hundreds of people were evacuated in several villages of Gois municipality on 20 June.