16/08/2012 - Due to the extensive period of drought and high temperatures this summer season, several South European countries have been struggling with forest fires. Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria have been affected so far. Currently, the risk of forest fires is very high in southern Europe.
To react and to prepare for forest fires updated and reliable information is crucial. The forest fire situation in Europe is constantly monitored by the Monitoring and Information Centre and based on the fire-danger forecast provided by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS).