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On May 31, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the Powerhouse fire burning in steep terrain north of Los Angeles, California. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires.
- Los Angeles Times (2013, June 2) Residents remain evacuated as Powerhouse fire spreads to 25,00 acres. Accessed June 3, 2013.
- Los Angeles Times (2013, June 2) Powerhouse fire containment still days away. Accessed June 3, 2013.
- Los Angeles Times (2013, June 2) Powerhouse fire grows to 30,000 acres; now 40% contained. Accessed June 3, 2013.
- NASA (2013, June 3) California’s Powerhouse Fire. Accessed June 3, 2013.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.