A large wildfire scorched around 250 ha (617 acres) of forest on the NE flank of Stromboli volcano at the end of May 2022. Fueled by strong winds, the fire also threatened some homes near the coast.
The fire started on May 25 and was followed by a strong eruption on May 26.1
On June 6, European Sentinel-2 caught a clear-sky view of the island, showing a huge burn scar.
The video below shows the fire burning on the island on May 25:
1 Strong explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy – The Watchers – June 26, 2022
Featured image credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2, EO Browser, The Watchers
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