This visible light/infrared composite image
from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows the fires that continue to burn in
Idaho and Montana even after a few days of
cool temperatures and light rain.Burned
areas shows up as black areas underneath the purple smoke. Fires seen by MODIS' thermal
infrared detectors appear as red dots. MODIS aquired the image on Wednesday morning, August 30, 2000.