According to the Rapid Damage Assessment System developed by JRC-IES in the context of
European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), the total burned areas in Greece until the
23 of August was 84 847 ha. Following the extreme fire events that have ravaged the country between 24 and 26 August,
this figure highly increased up to a burned area of 183 987 ha, which brings to a total burned
area for summer 2007 of 268 834 ha (provisional data).
The concentration of the fire damage in the Peloponnese coincides with the fire danger maps produced by EFFIS Fire Danger system that shows the Peloponnese as being the area of Greece with highest meteorological fire risk. However, the forecasts for the coming days show that the fire risk in Greece in general and in Peloponnese in particular will reduce.
The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) web site can be found here.