Fires in Northern Washington

Fires in the Northwestern United States

15August 2006


Fires in Northern Washington

Started in late July, the Tripod Complex Fire in northern Washington continued to grow at the beginning of the third week of August 2006. The National Interagency Fire Center estimated the fire at33,760 ha and 25 percent contained on 14 August. Residences and other structures remained threatened by the fire. This image of the fire, which is northeast of the town of Twisp, was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on 13 August. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. To the southwest of Lake Chelan, the Tin Pan fire continued to smolder as well, putting out a plume of smoke even though the level of active fire was below MODIS’ detectionthreshold.

AQUA 
13 August 2006

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

Latest GOES-11 image:

This multispectral combined image was taken on 14 August 2006and shows a complex consisisting of the Spur Peak and Tripod fires, that is located11 km northeast of Winthrop, Washington. Smoke from the fires is moving northeast into British Columbia and extends into Idaho, Montana, and Alberta.

(source: OSEI)

 

Fires in Idaho

Numerous wildfires were burning in Idaho on 13 August 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. The largest fire in the scene is the Ola Complex, burning in grass, sagebrush, and timber between Cascade Reservoir and the Payette River. 

AQUA 
13 August 2006

According to the 14 August report from the National Interagency Fire Center, the complex was estimated to be10,000 ha and 20 percent contained. Scattered fires were burning in numerous locations in the Salmon River Mountains.

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

(source: EarthObservatory)

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center


 

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