Detail View: Fire and Smoke Image Gallery: Fires in Oregon and Northern California

Title: 
Fires in Oregon and Northern California
Creator: 
NASA
Description: 
A handful of large fires were burning in Oregon and Northern California as fall approached in 2008. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the two states on September 15. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are marked with red dots. According to the National Interagency Fire Center report on September 16, the Rattle Fire was an estimated 5,733 acres and 25 percent contained, and the Lonesome Complex was 5,886 acres and 15 percent contained. Structures were threatened in both locations, and some evacuations were in effect. The Klamath Complex was an estimated 182,693 acres and 75 percent contained. Some of the fires in the Klamath Complex had been burning since the first weekend of summer. Image credit:Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of NASA's MODIS Rapid Response team Text credit: Rebecca Lindsey, NASA's Earth Observatory
Date: 
9/17/08
Identifier: 
275759main_pacificnw_amo_2008259_lrg_full
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2008
What: 
Aqua
What: 
Earth
Where: 
Oregon
Where: 
California