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