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Fire Season in the Western United States

Looking to RECOVER After the Fire
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Looking to RECOVER After the Fire

A NASA project is providing maps of satellite data to emergency response teams during the Woolsey Fire.

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Camp Fire Spreads Foul Air in California
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Camp Fire Spreads Foul Air in California

People in Northern California and the Central Valley are coughing because of the noxious smoke.

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Smoke from Camp Fire Billows Across California
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Smoke from Camp Fire Billows Across California

In many areas, air quality deteriorated as smoke from the destructive fire spread widely across northern California.

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Camp Fire Still Raging in California
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Camp Fire Still Raging in California

The fire has become the deadliest in state history.

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Camp Fire Rages in California
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Camp Fire Rages in California

Multiple fast-moving fires are producing huge plumes of smoke and threatening several communities.

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Which Way Will the Smoke Go?
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Which Way Will the Smoke Go?

A new experimental model that relies on data from NOAA and NASA satellites has proven remarkably good at simulating the behavior of wildfire smoke.

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Fires ablaze in northeastern Utah
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Fires ablaze in northeastern Utah

Two lightning-caused fires have burned over 100,000 acres and are still yet to be fully contained.

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Yet Another Fire in Northern California
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Yet Another Fire in Northern California

The fast-moving Delta Fire is one of several that have cast a pall of smoke over the region this summer.

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The Scars of Mendocino
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The Scars of Mendocino

Scarring of the landscape is evident in the wake of the largest wildfire in California history.

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Smoky Skies in North America
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Smoky Skies in North America

Winds carried thick plumes of smoke and pollution across the United States and Canada.

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Smoky Oregon
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Smoky Oregon

Several large wildfires are blanketing the state with smoke.

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The Northwest is Running Hot and Dry
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The Northwest is Running Hot and Dry

In August 2018, temperature records fell in the northwestern United States.

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Smoke Plumes Tower Over California
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Smoke Plumes Tower Over California

Several fires are spreading noxious gases and particles across the state—and to a lesser degree much of the country.

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Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex
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Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex

Almost a quarter of a million acres of land and more than a thousand homes have been consumed by three wildfires in Northern California.

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Wildfires Blanket Western States With Smoke
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Wildfires Blanket Western States With Smoke

California’s Carr Fire was one of 98 large, active fires delivering smoke across the United States in late July.

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The Perry Fire by Day and Night
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The Perry Fire by Day and Night

The fire was not the largest or most destructive in July 2018, but the position of its smoke allowed for a clear look at the progression of the burn.

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County Fire Lights Up the Night
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County Fire Lights Up the Night

As smoke streamed toward San Francisco, more than 1,000 fire personnel were at the scene fighting the blaze.

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Pawnee Fire, Northern California
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Pawnee Fire, Northern California

Temperature, humidity, and winds contributed to the rapid spread of fire in Lake County, about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento.

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