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

Title: 
Fires in California
Creator: 
NASA
Description: 
Gusty winds drove wildfires into southern California cities in mid-November 2008. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the Los Angeles metropolitan area on November 16, 2008. Places where the sensor detected active fires are outlined in red. The top image shows smoke spreading far to the west over the Pacific Ocean. According to the National Interagency Fire Center daily situation report from November 16, the Sayre Fire north of San Fernando was 8,000 acres and 20 percent contained. The Freeway Fire was 5,800 acres and 5 percent contained. NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey
Date: 
11/17/08
Identifier: 
291027main_calfires20081117_lrg_full_full
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2008
What: 
Aqua
Where: 
California
Where: 
Los Angeles
Where: 
Pacific Ocean
Where: 
San Fernando