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Fires in Northern California Continue to Blaze – September 6th, 2012

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September 6th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 31st, 2012

As the month of August came to a close, wildfires continued to burn in western USA. Here, multiple thick plumes of smoke from large fires in northern California can be observed. Near the left edge in the lower left quadrant is the Stafford Fire, in Trinity County. To its north is the Fort Complex Fire, near the Oregon border. Near the image center is the Bagley Fire, located seven miles west of Big Bend. It has burned 45,298 acres, but is now 67% contained.

Wildfires by California-Nevada Border, USA – August 17th, 2012

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August 17th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 16th, 2012

Several wildfires burning in wester USA, near the border between the states of California (left) and Nevada (right), release thick plumes of smoke. Some of the most evident are the Reading fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Chips fire in Plumas National Forest, and the Fort Complex fire in Klamath National Forest. All three were ignited by lightning.

The  Chips fires is the largest of the three. It has consumed at least 57 square miles (148 square kilometers) and was 12 percent contained on Tuesday. The Reading fire has consumed at least 37 square miles and was 15 percent contained, whereas the Fort Complex Fire has burned 3 square miles and was 10 percent contained.