Chile - Bio-Bio Region Concepcion area: Disaster Extent Map, Fire as of the 29/01/2017


On January, 2017, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for forest fires in Chile. The fires began in the midst of a dry summer with record temperatures reaching 38C. A heat wave, coupled with strong winds, spread the flames rapidly. On January 20, 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 map shows the burnt areas and active fires in the Concepcion area, Bio-Bio Region derived from Sentinel-2 imagery acquired on January 29, 2017.