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Fires in Montana and Alberta

Fires in Montana and Alberta

Fires continued to burn in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada (top), and northwest Montana (center) on July 28, 2003. Several fires were burning in Glacier National Park in Montana, forcing the continued evacuation of tourists, park staff, and residents in nearby communities. The Wedge Canyon Fire—the northernmost of the Montana fires—has burned almost 18,900 acres and destroyed or damaged 29 structures. Meanwhile, in Alberta, the Lost Creek Fire is keeping about 1,000 people away from their homes as it continues to burn out of control. This image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on the Aqua satellite.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC