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Fires in Western USA by Idaho-Montana Border

43.4N 113.5W

September 21st, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes, Volcanoes

USA – September 2nd, 2012

Smoke from fires by the Idaho-Montana border blows east-northeastward (click here for previous images of fires in western USA). Other nearby geographical features of note include the dark brown lava fields of the Craters of the Moon National Monument, at the center of the bottom edge, and the Great Salt Lake, divided into two distinctly colored halves by a concrete causeway, south of the former in the full image.

New Wildfires Ablaze in Idaho and Montana – September 13th, 2012

45.6N 114.3W

September 13th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 30th, 2012

Wildfires continue to burn in western USA, remaining most active in Idaho, Montana and California. Two new large fires were reported at the end of August: one each in Idaho and Montana. Here, smoke can be seen filling the valleys between mountain ridges by the Idaho-Montana border.

Clusters of Wildfires in California and Idaho, USA – September 11th, 2012

39.7N 118.9W

September 11th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 30th, 2012

Fires continue to range in the western United States of America, particularly in northern California (left) and Idaho (upper right). While the plumes of smoke in California fan out in a less distinct direction, those in Idaho blow towards the northwest. The fires are burning in wooded areas; click here at to see previous images of how they have spread.

Wildfires Ablaze in California and Idaho, USA – August 30th, 2012

38.7N 120W

August 30th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 29th, 2012

Close-up of fires in Idaho

Close-up of fires in California

Wildfires continue to burn in western USA at the end of August. Here, numerous wildfires can be seen blazing in the forests of Idaho and in California. The close-ups focus on the fires in those two states, while the main image shows the cloud of smoke stretches between them.


Smoke From Fires in Western USA Blows Southward Across Utah

43.3N 114W

August 19th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – August 18th, 2012

As wildfires continue to burn in western USA, smoke blows southward towards Utah and the Great Salt Lake and the Great Salt Lake Desert (west of the lake). The fires from which the smoke originates are clustered in the mountains of Idaho, between the Oregon/Washington and Montana borders.

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