EFFIS Damage Assesment

EFFIS Burned Area (hectares)
Total EU28 Countries
Mapped17522 (5.5 % Forest)

(Updated daily)



Please read the disclaimer and layer information to see how these figures are derived:


The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) has been established by the European Commission (EC) in collaboration with the national fire administrations to support the fire management services in the EU and neighbor countries and to provide the EC services and the European Parliament with harmonized information on forest fires in Europe. http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu

Since 1998, EFFIS is supported by a network of experts from the countries in what is called the Expert Group on Forest Fires, which is registered under the Secretariat General of the European Commission.  Currently, this group consists on experts from 40 countries in European, Middle East and North African countries. In 2015, EFFIS became one of the components of the Emergency Management Services in the EU Copernicus program. 

The link to some of the most widely used applications is provided below. Additional applications such as the extension of EFFIS to the global level into a Global Wilfire Information System (GWIS) are available through the side "Applications" menu.


The most up to date information on the current fire season in Europe and in the Mediterranean area. This includes today meteorological fire danger maps and forecast up to 6 days, daily updated maps of hot spots and fire perimeters.


A selection of news from the press on wildland fires in Europe updated daily by the EFFIS team. News can be browsed for specific countries selected by the user from the news map.


 EFFIS mobile application for Apple devices



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