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Cannon Fire in California and Nevada

Cannon Fire in California and Nevada

South of Lake Tahoe and north of Yosemite National Park, the Cannon Fire has crossed the California State Line and is burning northward into the Walker River area in Nevada. The Canon is the largest fire (red dot) seen in this MODIS image acquired on June 18, 2002. Other large fires include the Sudden Ranch Fire on the Vandenberg Air Force Base (westernmost fire in the image), and the Bluecut Fire north of Los Angeles (easternmost California fire in the images), which has produced numerous evacuations.

Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC