Forest Fires in Chile
14 April 2014
GFMC note: This image acquired on May 4, 2014, by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. In order to show and assess a consequences of the fire these images are published in this earlier current update.
On the early hours of 13 April 2014, a fire started on the hills of the coastal city of Valparaiso, dangerously near from the inhabited areas. As the hours passed, the still uncotroled fire, razed 2.000 homes, and 12 lifes and forced more that 10.000 people to evacuate to safer areas.
Recent Media Reports on Fires in Chile: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org). The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly - a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):
- Chile fire in Valparaiso kills 12 and forces thousands to evacuate (published by www.bbc.com 14 April 2014)
- Wildfire in Chilean city kills 4, consumes 500 homes: 'One of the worst fires' (published by http://edition.cnn.com 13 April 2014)
- Fire engulfs parts of Chile's Valparaiso, two dead (published by http://in.reuters.com 13 April 2014)
- Gross feuer wüten in Chile (video) (published by www.gmx.net 13 April 2014)
More reports see GFMC Media page: http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/media/news.htm