Fires in Northern California

Fires in the Northwestern United States

17August 2006

Fires in Northern California

In the Klamath Mountains of northern California, two fire complexes were billowing thick smoke on15 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 fire are outlined in red, and gray-white smoke spreads eastward. Both the Orleans and Bar Fires are complexes made of several individual blazes. According to the National Interagency Fire Center report from16 August, the total estimated area for the Orleans Complex Fire was 4,500 ha. The estimated area for the Bar Complex was6,100 ha.

15 August 2006

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

(source: EarthObservatory)

See also following news report:

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center

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