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Charter Call 598 - Chile

Forest fire


A state of emergency has been declared in south-central Chile due to the worst forest fires that the region has experienced in decades.

The fires began a week ago in the midst of a dry summer with record temperatures reaching 38°C. ONEMI - the Chilean National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry - reports 32 active fires, affecting the O'Higgins, Maule and Biobío regions to the south of Chile's capital, Santiago.

Three firefighters have died while combating the flames, 78 homes have been destroyed and hundreds of people have been evacuated.

Almost four thousand people (among them firefighters, soldiers, emergency personnel and volunteers) have been working to control the fires and while some have been extinguished and 29 are under control, the government has requested international aid to cope with the large scale of the fires.

It is estimated that the fires have destroyed more than 100,000 hectares of forest.

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P4 - Delineation map

Unavailable image
Location:
Concepcion, Bio-Bio region
Theme:
Wildfire extent map
Scale:
1 : 200000
Principal Imagery:
Sentinel-2 acquired the 29/01/2017

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Google Earth file

The map is optimised for A1 printing - Production date: 30/01/2017 - 17:30

P3 - Delineation map

Unavailable image
Location:
Cadillas Perdigadero
Theme:
Wildfire extent map
Scale:
1 : 65000
Principal Imagery:
SPOT 7 acquired le 27/01/2017

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Google Earth file

The map is optimised for A1 printing - Production date: 28/01/2017 - 00:30

P2 - Delineation map

Unavailable image
Location:
Las Pataguas
Theme:
Wildfire extent map
Scale:
1 : 25000
Principal Imagery:
SPOT 6 acquired le 26/01/2017

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Google Earth file

The map is optimised for A1 printing - Production date: 27/01/2017 - 14:30

P1 - Delineation map

Unavailable image
Location:
Nilahue Barahona
Theme:
Wildfire extent map
Scale:
1 : 80000
Principal Imagery:
SPOT 6 acquired le 26/01/2017

Display metadata

Google Earth file

The map is optimised for A1 printing - Production date: 27/01/2017 - 15:15