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Fires in Ethiopia

March 5th, 2009 Category: Fires

Fires in Ethiopia - March 5th, 2009

Fires in Ethiopia - March 5th, 2009

Close-up of Lake Tana

Close-up of Lake Tana

Close-up of fires

Close-up of fires

Several wildfires are burning in north-central Ethiopia, south of Lake Tana. Part of Sudan can be seen on the far left, although this area appears free of fires.

In the close-up of the fires, at least half a dozen plumes of smoke can be seen rising up and blowing northwest.

Lake Tana, located in Ethiopia’s north-western highlands, is the source of the Blue Nile and is the country’s largest lake. The lower part appears green from algae.

It is approximately 84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters, and an elevation of 1,840 meters.

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