NASA images show the extent of the fires blazing in Argentina in South America. The NASA article stated that unseasonably warm weather, severe drought and thunderstorms contributed to the blazes burning in the Pampas region of Argentina. According to the NASA report, more than 100,000 acres have burned. The article also indicated that changes in agricultural activities because of the drought and declining economy may also have contributed to the intensity of these wildfires.
By monitoring the wildfire occurrences across the globe, NASA has provided real-time data for researchers and wildfire professionals that will hopefully enable them to better understand wildfires and also develop new research models that will enable communities to better understand their risk and take effective action to lessen their risk of loss due to wildfire.
The NASA image from the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite.