Several fast-moving wildfires have been nipping at the margins of Los Angeles in the third week of July 2004. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Crown Fire on July 21, 2004. The area outlined in red shows the area in which MODIS detected actively burning fire. The Crown Fire had burned about 8,000 acres along the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in the Angeles National Forest as of July 21.
Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC