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Fires in California, The United States

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type d'évènement:Fire
Localidation de l'évènement:United States
Date de l'activation Charte:2018-11-14
Time of Charter Activation:11:22
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-06:00
Demandeur:USGS on behalf of National Guard Bureau - Joint Operational Intelligence Branch
Activation ID:591
Chef de projet:University of Wyoming

Wildfires have spread across California and have displaced over 250,000 people left at least 56 dead. Three fires swept across the towns of Paradise in the north, and two other fires occurred in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The fires are a result of warm temperatures in a region which has experiences no rain for a month. Wind caused the fire outbreaks to spread. More than 9,000 firefighters have been working to contain the fires, which have burnt over 100,000 hectares of land, and destroyed thousands of homes.

Over 200 people are reported missing, with officials stating that the total numbers of missing will change rapidly as the relief efforts continue. In Southern California, firefighters still are battling the Woolsey Fire, which so far has left at least two people dead in Malibu.

The town of Paradise particularly suffered in the disaster, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have reported that it will take years to rebuild the town.

California often experiences wildfires in the summer and early autumn, but fires such as these leave some experts concerned that a changing climate may make the fires more common throughout the year.

Meteorologists have forecast further strong winds across California keeping fire crews on high alert.

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Fire energy release map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: TET-1
Acquis: 14/11/2018

Copyright: TET-1: © DLR e. V. 2018
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Fire situation map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: Pleiades / Sentinel-2
Acquis: Pleiades: Between 16/11/2018 and 20/11/2018
Sentinel-2: 16/11/2018

Copyright: Pleiades: © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Sentinel-2: © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire situation map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: TET-1 / Suomi-NPP / Rapideye
Acquis: Between 08/11/2018 and 20/11/2018

Copyright: TET-1: © DLR e. V. 2018
Suomi-NPP: © NASA/NOAA 2018
Rapideye: © Planet (2018) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Fire situation map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: 18/11/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire situation map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: 18/11/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire situation map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: Pleiades / Sentinel-2
Acquis: Pleiades: Between 16/11/2018 and 18/11/2018
Sentinel-2: 16/11/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire situation map, Paradise, Butte County, California, United States

Source: TET-1 / Suomi-NPP
Acquis: Between 08/11/2018 and 16/11/2018

Copyright: TET-1: © DLR e. V. 2018
Suomi-NPP: © NASA/NOAA 2018
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

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