Current forest fires in the United States

Forest Fires in the United States  

24 July 2014


The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’sTerra satellite acquired this image of the fires affecting Washington State on 22 July 2014 . Currently the most destructive fires such as Carlton Complex Fire is mainly doused. The fire is outlined in red. Some scars can be seen as brown marks. (Image edited and interpreted by GFMC)
Source: NASA Rapid Response.

Images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites on 20 July (upper) and 18 July (lower) 2014. Named as the Carlton Complex Fire, is one the main and most drestuctive fires on Washington State, destroying about 200 homes and killing 1 person. Active fires are marked in red.
Source: Nasa Earth Observatory.



Fores Fire Weather Index for  24 and 30 July, 2014. Black dots are representing active fires which burned on 23 July.
Source: Global Fire and Early Warning System (GFEWS)


The map above shows the amount of underground water stored on the USA territory on 7 July 2014. Areas in blue have more abundant water compared to the red ones that are in serious drought..
Source: NASA Earth Observatory


Recent Media Reports on Fires in the United States: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly – a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):

ore reports see GFMC Media page:


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