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Fire in Cordoba, Argentina

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Type of Event:
Fire
Location of Event:
Cordoba, Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
10 September 2013
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM - DNPC
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

Wildfires have struck the Cordoba province of Argentina, caused by high seasonal temperatures and strong winds. Firefighters have been struggling to put a halt to the flames and hundreds of people have been evacuated. It is estimated that thousands of hectares of land have been affected.

One of the worst affected areas of Cordoba is Calamuchita where 450 people were evacuated and 30 houses were destroyed in Yacanto. In Paravachasca a further 130 people have been evacuated. 15,000 hectares of land have been affected by the fires.

In the town of Cosquin 50 people were cut off by the fires but were rescued on 09 September and are reported to be safe and in good health according to the Provincial Plan Fire Management.

Temperatures have reached heights of 40°C and weather forecasts indicate that there will be no change in conditions within the next few days, making it more difficult to control the dozens of fires.

Fires in Cordoba, Argentina
Villa Yacanto, Calamuchita Department

Source: SPOT 6
Acquired: 12/09/2013

Copyright: Spot Image 2013, CNES
Map produced by CONAE

Fire in Cordoba, Argentina
Cordoba, Jesus Maria, Carlos Paz, Cosquin, La Falda, La Cumbre.

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 11/09/2013

Copyright: RapidEye 2013
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in Cordoba, Argentina
Alta Gracia, Icho Cruz, San Antonio de Arredondo, San jose de la Quintana

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 11/09/2013

Copyright: RapidEye 2013
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in Cordoba, Argentina
Villa Yacanto, Calamuchita Department

Source: CartoSat-1
Acquired: 12/09/2013

Copyright: ISRO
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in Cordoba, Argentina
Villa Yacanto, Calamuchita Department

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 11/09/2013

Copyright: RapidEye 2013
Map produced by CONAE

Fires in Cordoba, Argentina
Cordoba, Carlos Paz, Malagueno, La Calera; Capital Department

Source: Landsat 8
Acquired: 07/09/2013

Copyright: Landsat-8 data and products © USGS (2013) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE