Forest Fire in Southern Turkey
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Forest Fire in Southern Turkey

August 8, 2008

A large forest fire in Turkey's top tourist region produced devastating damage in early August 2008. According to news reports, the blaze burned at least 60 homes, a school, and a mosque, and was occupying at least 2,000 firefighting personnel.

This image of the fire was captured by the MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 2, 2008. The place where MODIS detected active fire is marked with red dots. South of Turkey is the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Further south of Cyprus, the green Nile Delta in Egypt is visible.

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