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September 6, 2013 - Fires and smoke in Portugal (afternoon overpass)
Fires and smoke in Portugal (afternoon overpass) Image used for Spacing Purposes
Satellite: Aqua
Date Acquired: 8/29/2013
Resolutions: 1km (195.1 KB)
500m (685.3 KB)
250m (1.6 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Credit: Jeff Schmaltz
MODIS Land Rapid Response Team,
NASA GSFC

Several wildfires burned in Portugal in late August 2013. The largest was in the Caramulo Mountains of central Portugal, where five firefighters lost their lives on August 30.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this true-color image of the fires and smoke on August 29. The fires are outlined in red and dense smoke was drifting west over the Atlantic Ocean. More than 31,000 hectares (77,000 acres) have burned in Portugal in 2013.

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