Fires in Northern California

Fires in Northern Washington

4August 2006


In the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northern Washington, a complex of two large fires that started in July continued to burn on2 August 2006. The Tripod Complex Fire was burning in beetle-killed lodgepole pine forests and had grown to more than16,000 ha as of 3 August, according to estimates from the National Interagency Fire Center. West of Lake Chelan, the smaller Tin Pan Fire continued to burn as well.

AQUA 
2 August 2006

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on 2 August. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fire are outlined in red.

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel. 

(source: EarthObservatory)

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center


 

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