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June 23, 2017
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire
Paris (ESA) Jun 23, 2017
ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots. More than a thousand firefighters are tackling the forest fire in the Pedrogao Grande region, north east of Lisbon, which has been aflame since Saturday. Some 64 people have been reported dead and more than 130 injured. The dammed Zezere river is seen in the centre of the main image, with burnt scars and fires burning ... read more

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