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 NASA’s 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):

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