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Fires in the Northern Rockies

Fires in the Northern Rockies

More than 20 large fires are burning in the Northern Rockies region of Montana and Idaho as of September 4, 2003. Nearly half a million acres in the U.S. have been affected by the fires, which are marked in red in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on September 2. Additional fires have been burning for weeks in the Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, to the north.

Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC