Minimize Wildfires in Catalonia observed by Pleiades

Pléiades 1A, the first European very-high-resolution satellite built and operated by Astrium, has acquired an image of the wildfires that are ravaging the north of Catalonia and the Franco-Spanish border. Since Sunday, July 22, 2012, over 15,000 hectares were burned between Le Perthus and Figuéras.

This false colour image of July 24, 2012 shows in black the areas affected by forest fire.

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Credit: CNES 2012 Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved

Pleiades image of fires in Catalonia