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Halstead Fire, Idaho
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This natural-color satellite image shows smoke from the fire streaming east. It was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on August 2, 2012. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.