Wildfires - page 6

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West Africa veiled by dust and smoke

Dust from the Bodélé Depression, in the Sahara Desert, blows southwestward towards Lake Chad, and can also be seen south of the lake. The lower portion of the image is also covered by a hazy veil, although this is due to fires in Chad and the Central African Republic

January 20, 2013

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Bushfires rage across Tasmania

The Tasmanian Fire Service has declared a total fire ban on January 7/8. North-West coastal communities were put on high alert, triggering a number of evacuations, as 80km/h winds drove the Montumana fire towards their towns last night. Major fires continue to burn

January 09, 2013

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Haze continues to spread across Northern India and Bangladesh

Smoky haze spreads from northern India eastward into Bangladesh, filling the lowlands south of the Himalayas and valleys along rivers such as the Brahmaputra, in northeastern India and Bangladesh (flowing westward from right edge and then southward). The Ganges River,

December 19, 2012


Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh

Smoke from agricultural fires continues to plague northern India and its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. On the image bellow you can see the smoke which is in fact thickest over the latter state, obscuring much of the land below, although the mouths of the Ganges are

December 13, 2012

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Haze continues to spread over northeastern China and Bohai Sea

Haze continues to loom in the air over northeastern China. The hazy veil has cleared over the Bohai Sea, but thickened over the plains nearby.Haze is common in this region, often caused by one or more of the following factors: wildfires or agricultural fires,

October 07, 2012

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Podgorica, Montenegro in fires and smoke

The air in Podgorica yesterday was again polluted four times higher than normal due to wild fires raging around Podgorica and Montenegro. On August 27, firefighters registered more than 50 fires in the area of ​​Podgorica, which at that time created a ring of fire

August 30, 2012

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Large wildfire burned half of Chios Island, Greece

Greek firefighters are battling a large forest fire sweeping across the eastern Aegean island of Chios. A plume of smoke from the blaze blow southwest, reaching as far south as the island of Crete (Kriti).The fire began about a week ago and has been fuelled by strong

August 23, 2012

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Wildfires carried by strong winds threaten populated areas near Crikvenica, Croatia

The fire that broke out around 6:40 UTC, July 23, 2km south of Crikvenica, and spread towards Selce is still threatening populated areas. Strong winds of more than 100km an hour made tackling the fires very difficult as water-bombing planes could not be used.Some

July 24, 2012

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Wildfires ravage Catalonia, northeastern region of Spain

A series of raging wildfires in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia have killed at least 3 people and injured 19 others, officials said on Sunday. The fires have burned thousands of acres in recent days.The fires, which have been fanned by dry conditions and

July 23, 2012


Hundreds of wildfires burn across Russia - Smoke reaches Mongolia

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia, and more than 14 new fires have broken out over the past 24 hours. While eleven of them have been put out, firefighters are still struggling to extinguish another 32 blazes. Authorities say the fires do not pose a

July 05, 2012

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Biosphere reserve burning near Sofia, Bulgaria

Vitosha mountain massif on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria is burning for several days now and the fire can be seen from the center of Sofia.Until now mainly dry forests and dead vegetation is burning but the situation in the fire area might to

July 03, 2012

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Forest fires ravage eastern Spain

Two forest fires sweeping Spain's eastern Valencia region that have forced 3,000 people to evacuate their homes showed no sign of abating on Sunday, authorities said. Despite more favourable weather conditions of lower temperatures, increased humidity and an easterly

July 03, 2012


Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia. Russian authorities have announced that the fires were caused by a variety of reasons, including lightning strikes and people losing control of agricultural fires and campfires. According to the environmental

July 03, 2012

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Colorado wildfires seen from ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station captured on camera the vast scale of wildfires raging across parts of Colorado.A video released by NASA on June 28 shows huge plumes of smoke billowing up into sky above the Rocky Mountains. Several fires have been

June 30, 2012

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Firestorm of epic proportions - at least 32 000 evacuated as wind-fueled wildfire continues, Colorado

A wind-fueled wildfire that started on Saturday reached epic proportions, breached fire lines Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, causing at least 32 000 people to be evacuated in the area and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities...

June 28, 2012


Hundreds of fires covering central Africa (satellite view)

Hundreds of fires covered central Africa in mid-June, 2012, as the annual fire season heated up across the region. Multiple red hotspots, which indicate areas of increased temperatures, are heavily sprinkled across Angola (south), the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 21, 2012

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Meteor shower grounds Springer fire air support

A possible fireball or meteor shower grounded planes fighting the Springer fire near Lake George in the Pike National Forest, Colorado. A Pueblo air-dispatch center began receiving reports of "balls of fire or something in the air" at 2:37 p.m. local time on

June 21, 2012