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Fires in Idaho

Fires in Idaho

Numerous wildfires were burning in Idaho on August 13, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. The largest fire in the scene is the Ola Complex, burning in grass, sagebrush, and timber between Cascade Reservoir and the Payette River. According to the August 14 report from the National Interagency Fire Center, the complex was estimated to be 25,000 acres and 20 percent contained. Scattered fires were burning in numerous locations in the Salmon River Mountains.

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides twice-daily images of the area at additional resolutions.

NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center