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February 17, 2017 - Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile

Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile Before
Landsat 8
January 24, 2017
Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile After
Landsat 8
February 2, 2017
Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile Map
Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile Before
Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile After
January 24, 2017 February 2, 2017
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Wildfires fueled by dry conditions, high temperatures, and strong winds scorched central Chile at a level Chilean officials say they haven’t seen in decades. On January 24, Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) mosaics show the burned land primarily south of Empedrado, with blue smoke and orange flames visible from an active fire on the periphery of the scar. By February 2, the burn scar expanded to completely surround the city, and extends north all the way to and beyond the Maule River.