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Fire in Chile

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Type of Event:
Forest fire
Location of Event:
Chile
Date of Charter Activation:
24 January 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
08:51:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC-03:00
Charter Requestor:
Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública (ONEMI)
Project Management:
DLR/ZKI

Description of the event

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.

Disaster extent map of San Antonio and Chaimavida

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 05/02/2017

Copyright: UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Coronel del Maule and Huampulli

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 05/02/2017

Copyright: UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Las Máquinas

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 05/02/2017

Copyright: UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Fire situation in Maule and Bío-Bío

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 05/02/2017

Copyright: UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Nilahue and Barahona

Source: ResourceSat-2
Acquired: 29/01/2017

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Constitución and Las Máquinas

Source: RapidEye / ResourceSat-2
Acquired: RapidEye: 27/01/2017 and 28/01/2017
ResourceSat-2: 29/01/2017

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Pidenco

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 27/01/2017

Copyright: Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of El Toyo and Pirque

Source: RapidEye / SPOT-7
Acquired: RapidEye: 30/01/2017
SPOT-7: 27/01/2017

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
SPOT-7 © Airbus Defence and Space 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Maquinas and Taimo

Source: RapidEye / ResourceSat-2
Acquired: 28/01/2017

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Fire monitoring in Chile

Source: Resurs-P
Acquired: 25/01/2017

Copyright: All rights reserved, ROSCOSMOS, 2017
Map produced by ROSCOSMOS

Disaster extent map of the area around Concepion in the Bio-Bio region

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 29/01/2017

Copyright: Contains Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster extent map of El Naranjo

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 27/01/2017

Copyright: Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Lo Chacon

Source: RapidEye / UK-DMC2
Acquired: RapidEye: 29/01/2017
UK-DMC2: 22/01/2017

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Cadillas-Perdigadero

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 27/01/2017

Copyright: Airbus Defence and Space 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster extent map of Las Pataguas

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 26/01/2017

Copyright: Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Cerro Maule

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 26/01/2017

Copyright: Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of La Pataguas

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 26/01/2017

Copyright: CNES 2017 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster extent map of Nilahue and Barahona

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 26/01/2017

Copyright: CNES 2017 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster extent map of Las Máquinas, Chile

Source: SPOT 7
Acquired: 25/01/2017

Copyright: Airbus Defence and Space 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster extent map of Coronel Maule

Source: SPOT 7
Acquired: 25/01/2017

Copyright: Airbus Defence and Space 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Fires in Cauquenes Province

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 23/01/2017

Copyright: DMCii 2017, all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI