Moonlight Fire, California

Moonlight Fire, California

12 September 2007

According to the USDA Forest Service’s InciWeb information system, the Moonlight Fire in northern California had grown to more than 63,000 acres as of 11 September 2007. Burning in thick forests on steep slopes, the fire had forced mandatory evacuations and closures of the surrounding Plumas National Forest.

10 September 2007

This image of the fire was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 10 September. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. Smoke blows west over Lake Almanor and toward the Sacramento Valley.

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters perpixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

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