Fires in Northern Washington

Fires in Northern Washington

22August 2006

The Tripod Fire in northern Washington continued to burn on 20 August 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Locations where MODIS detected active fire are outlined in red. According to a U.S. Forest Service Incident Report from21 August, firefighters were battling the blaze using controlled burnouts to eliminatefuels. The fire was started by lightning on 24 July, and more than 46,900 ha had been affected as of21 August.

20 August 2006

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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