This image shows the McNalley (north) and Pines (south) Fires in California marked with red dots. Both of these fires were accidentally started by humans, and combined have cost more than $40 million to combat. This image was acquired on August 6, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.
A handful of fires in the Bío-Bío region of Chile were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite on January 13, 2007. The largest of the fires are near the coast, south of the Itata River.