Algerian Space Agency Releases Images Of Fire-ravaged Regions In North Central City Of Tizi

Image satellitaire a moyenne resolution du 06 juillet 2019 montrant le depart de feu 2
Medium resolution satellite image of 06 July 2019 showing the start of fire. Photo Credit: Algerian Space Agency

The Algerian Space Agency has released satellite images of the Tizi Nath Aidel region in the municipality of Tamokra, Wilaya de Bejaia, where a wide forest fire broke out on 6 July 2019.

Algeria has witnessed 578 fire outbreaks across the country, which has ravaged a total of 4,260 hectares of forests vegetation since the beginning of this year’s hot summer, according to media reports attributed to Algeria’s forest authorities.

Following the outbreak, the Algerian Space Agency analysed the situation using its AlSat-2B high-resolution satellite to capture and compare images of the affected regions before and during the outbreak. The Agency made its analysis public to support the on-ground and aerial firefighters to locate and salvage the areas covered by flames.

See pictures of the satellite analysis of the Tizi region:

Localisation de image satellitaire a haute resolution Alsat-2B du 13 juillet 2019 1
Localisation de image satellitaire a haute resolution Alsat-2B du 13 July 2019. Photo Credit: Algerian Space Agency

 

Image satellitaire a moyenne resolution du 06 juillet 2019 montrant le depart de feu 2
Medium resolution satellite image of 06 July 2019 showing the start of the fires. Photo Credit: Algerian Space Agency

 

Image Alsat-2B du 23 juin 2018 4
Image Alsat-2B of 23 June 2019 Photo Credit: Algerian Space Agency

 

 

Algerian Space Agency Releases Image of Fire Outbreak
Image Alsat-2B from July 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Algerian Space Agency