Grassfire in Iceland

Grassfire in Iceland

3April 2006

In western Iceland in late March 2006, a large fire broke out in the grasses of a wetlandarea, which had been dried out by a period of persistent north winds. According to localreports, some farmers in the area had to evacuate their livestock to protect them from thefast-moving, wind-driven blaze.

30 March 2006
14:35 hrs UTC

(source: EarthObservatory)

In this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 30 March 2006, a long plume of smoke blows westward away from the fire, whose location is marked in red in the image.

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