Fires North of Concepcion, Chile
Fires in Chile
17 January 2007
Fires North of Concepcion
A handful of fires in the Bío-Bío region of Chile were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Aqua satellite on 13 January 2007. The largest of the fires (outlined in red) are near the coast, south of the Itata River. These large fires are about 10 kilometers northeast of the cities of Concepción and Talcahuano, which are veiled by a smoke from the south. At the time of this posting, the cause of the fires was not known. The smaller fires in the area around Los Angeles could be agricultural fires, but the larger, smoky fires are more likely to be natural or human-caused forest fires.
13 January 2007
The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters perpixel.
The current situation in Chile is also covered by detailed media reports (see GFMC Media web page):
Conaf: En 2007 tenemos menos incendios forestales pero más superficie dañada (published by www.cooperativa.cl, 16 January 2007)
Incendios Forestales en Chile (published by www.desastres.org, 16 January 2007)
Familias perdieron todo en incendios forestales (published by teletrece.canal13.cl, 16 January 2007)
Incendios forestales arrasan con 16.000 héctareas de bosque (published by www.lasegunda.com, 16 January 2007)
Seis mil hectáreas y 45 casas destruidas por incendios (published by www.ansa.it, 14 January 2007)
Postergan juicio oral contra mapuche acusado en caso Poluco-Pidenco (published by www.elmostrador.clv, 8 January 2007)
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