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.
The present map shows the fire delineation in the area of Cernache do Bonjardim (Portugal). The thematic layer has been derived from post-event satellite image by means of visual interpretation. The estimated geometric accuracy is 5 m CE90 or better, from native positional accuracy of the background satellite image.