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Fire in Argentina

Thursday, 05 January 2017

Type of Event:
Wildfires
Location of Event:
Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
5 January 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
20:55:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM - Secretaría Nacional de Protección Civil de Argentina
Activation ID:
518
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

In a little over 2 weeks 1 million hectares have been consumed by wildfires in Argentina. The most affected areas include Buenos Aires, the central province of Pampa and the southern province of Rio Negro.

Rash wildfires began in late December 2016 and have spread across rural landscapes creating huge smoke plumes. The fires are thought to have been started by thunderstorms following a period of drought in the summer.

It is estimated that there are currently around 10 or more fires which are still continuing to burn and billow out huge amounts of smoke. There are also concerns that the fires may have lead to the death of approximately 80% of wild animals in La Pampa.

Wildfires in these rural areas are not uncommon, and Argentina's National Fire Management service are monitoring the fire and assessing the total size of the affected area.

Fires in Rio Negro and Buenos Aires Provinces

Source: Gaofen-1 (GF-1)
Acquired: 07/01/2017

Copyright: Includes data © CNSA (2017), all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in Rio Negro and Buenos Aires Provinces

Source: Gaofen-1 (GF-1)
Acquired: 07/01/2017

Copyright: Includes data © CNSA (2017), all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in La Pampa Province

Source: Gaofen-1 (GF-1)
Acquired: 07/01/2017

Copyright: Includes data © CNSA (2017), all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in La Pampa Province

Source: Gaofen-1 (GF-1)
Acquired: 07/01/2017

Copyright: Includes data © CNSA (2017), all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in Buenos Aires Province

Source: Gaofen-1 (GF-1)
Acquired: 07/01/2017

Copyright: Includes data © CNSA (2017), all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in La Pampa

Source: Resurs-P
Acquired: 08/01/2017

Copyright: ROSCOSMOS (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE