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On September 17, 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the King fire fire burning in Eldorado National Forest. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire. As of September 18, the fire had charred 70,944 acres (27,710 hectares) and forced 2,819 people to evacuate their homes.
- InciWeb (2014, September 18) King Fire. Accessed September 18, 2014
- InciWeb (2014, September 18) King Fire: Facebook. Accessed September 18, 2014
- Los Angeles Times (2014, September 18) Man arrested on suspicion of arson in fast-growing King fire. Accessed September 18, 2014
- The Sacramento Bee (2014, September 18) Firefighters dig in for the long haul against El Dorado’s King fire. Accessed September 18, 2014
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.