Negeethluk River Fire

Negeethluk River Firein Alaska

7 June 2006

Started by lightning at the end of May, the Negeethluk River Fire had grown to about1,000 ha as of5 June 2006. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite was captured on 5 June 2006; the active fire is outlined in red. A cloud of smoke spreadnorthwest.

5 June  2006

This image is shown at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution (level of detail), which is 250 meters perpixel.

Latest NOAA-15 image:

This multispectral combined image was taken on 6 June 2006 andshows the large Negeethluk River Fire located in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in SW Alaska.

(source: OSEI)

The following maps show the location of the fire in western Alaska to the northeast of the Yukon River town ofMarshall and the lightning activity for the region from the past two weeks (23May to 6 June 2006):

Fire location map

Lightning activity map

(source: AICC)

For background information on the Fire Situation in Alaska see:

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