Fires on the island of New Guinea are burning mostly in the Pulau Dolak peninsula, though a number of them are scattered throughout the mainland. Some of the fires’ smoke plumes are visible at 1-kilometer resolution, though more are visible in the higher 250-meter and 500-meter images. Pulau Dolak is separated from the mainland of Indonesian New Guinea by the Muli (northern) and Buaya (southern) Channels. Just north of the peninsula are the Obais (top) and Digul Yodom (bottom) Rivers. Five fires lie just north of the Obais River. Farther east, the Fly River flows into the Gulf of Papua. Visible to the north is the Victor Emanuel Range (top right corner), bordered by low clouds on the northern and southern edges.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC