Fires in Texas (USA)

Fires in USA

17 March 2008

Fires in Texas, USA

Massive fires have been raging across Texas during the last days. Nearly200,000 acres in 11 counties have been affected by fires just last weekend. Hightemperatures and strong winds made the firefighting efforts difficult.

An image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Rapid Response System captured 15 March 2008 shows several smoke plumes comingfrom the fires near San Antanio, Texas and El Paso.

Click on the image to view high-resolution version (3.78MB)



The enlarged fire map shows examples of fires burning in the region


The red dots in the image indicate the hot spots from 15 March to 17 March 2007.

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