Fire East of Los Angeles

Fire East of Los Angeles

7February 2006

Smoke from a forest fire in Cleveland National Forest pooled over Los Angeles, California, on6 February 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image.

6 February 2006
17:35 hrs UTC

(source: EarthObservatory)

The actively burning part of the fire that MODIS detected is outlined in red, and gray-brown smoke swirls over the city and spreads out over the Pacific Ocean at image left. According to a Reuters report, hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes as the wind-whipped fire spread rapidly.

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