Large wildfire in Chile

Large wildfire in Chile

13 April 2014 01:55 UTC

Large wildfire in Chile
Large wildfire in Chile

A forest fire ravaged urban areas of Valparaiso, Chile, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least 16.

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22 October 2020

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13 April 2014

The fire was so intense that a big hot spot (coloured yellow, around 340 Kelvin) could be seen in the Metop-A infrared at 01:55 UTC. Twelve hours later the Metop-B enhanced visible clearly showed a long smoke plume along the Chilean coast — around 560 km in length.

More than 10,000 people had to be evacuated when the forest fire spread into the city. it was reportedly the worst fire the city has experienced for more than 60 years.

 
Metop-A, 13 April 2014, 01:55 UTC
Metop-A, 13 April 2014, 01:55 UTC
Channel IR3.7
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Metop-B, 13 April 2014, 14:10 UTC
Metop-B, 13 April 2014, 14:10 UTC
Channel VIS0.63
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