Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Two new images from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites -- and their Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers -- reveal dozens of smoke plumes emanating from raging wildfires in Chile.
Both images were captured on January 25, 2017, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Fires have been burning along the coast of central Chile for several days. The blazes were spawned by a heat wave, while high winds helped spread the flames.
Ten people have been killed by the fast-moving blazes. More than 1,060 square miles have been scorched, including commercial pine and eucalyptus forests.
Last week, a line of encroaching fire forced 200 people from their homes in Pichilemu, a small beach town.
Chile is a hotspot for wildfires. As of January 23, 2017, there were 108 active forest fires. Last fire season featured a total of 6,700 blazes.