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

40.2N 120W

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.

Fire West of Mount Shasta, California

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August 26th, 2009 Category: Fires, Volcanoes

Northern California, USA - August 25th, 2009

Northern California, USA - August 25th, 2009

A wildfire burning west of Mount Shasta, in northern California, releases a plume of smoke that is blowing in a north-northeasterly direction towards the Oregon border above.

The fire is located in Klamath National Forest, a 1,737,774-acre (2,715.27 sq mi, or 7,032.52 km²) national forest overwhelmingly located in Siskiyou County in northern California, but with a tiny extension (1.5 percent of the forest) into southern Jackson County in Oregon.

The forest contains continuous stands of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, red fir, white fir and incense cedar. Old growth forest is estimated to cover some 168,000 acres (680 km2) of the forest land.