Tunisia - Forest Fires (JRC-EFFIS, DG ECHO, Local media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 August 2017)
Several large forest fires are burning in the areas of Jendouba, Kassérine, Sfax and Béja comprising of a burnt area of 4 496ha.
On 5 August, Tunisia requested assistance from the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) consisting of two aerial firefighting assets.
The Copernicus EMS has been activated to provide satellite maps for the area of Jendouba.
Local media reported that at least 23 families have been evacuated from Jendouba.