Tunisia ā€“ 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.