The Station Fire, which raged in the hills north of the city of Los Angeles, left behind a changed landscape. The Advanced Land Imager(ALI) on NASAs Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite acquired these true- and false-color images on 3 September 2009. The true-color image (top) shows skies choked with thick smoke north of the city. The white outline in the true-color image indicates the area covered by the false color image immediately below.
This image combines shortwave-infrared light, near-infrared light, and green light. In this image, a purple-red burn scar fills most of the image, outlined by deep pink hotspots showing the fires actively burning front. Land not yet burned appears bright green.