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Fires in Georgia and Florida

Fires in Georgia and Florida

Fires continued to burn in southern Georgia on May 7, 2007, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. The largest, smokiest locations in the eastern half of the scene are probably associated with the Big Turnaround Complex Fire. In late April and early May, the Big Turnaround Complex and another fire, the Sweat Farm Road Fire, were burning near each other south of the city of Waycross, Georgia. According to the May 8 report from the U.S. Southern Area Coordination Center, the Big Turnaround Complex was the more active of the two on the day of this image.

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides twice-daily images of United States in additional resolutions and formats.

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