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Wildfires across Colorado
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Wildfires across Colorado

Acquired June 23, 2012, this image shows wildfires burning across Colorado, including the second-largest fire in Colorado history.

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Wallow Fire, Arizona
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Wallow Fire, Arizona

This image from June 9, 2011, shows Arizona’s Wallow Fire in the White Mountains near the border with New Mexico.

Atmosphere Land Fires

Erskine Fire, California
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Erskine Fire, California

An expansive, destructive wildfire north of Los Angeles is visible from space by day and night.

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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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King Fire, California
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King Fire, California

The fast-moving King fire burned in Eldorado National Forest in September 2014.

Land Fires

California’s December Inferno
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California’s December Inferno

The Thomas fire has set new records while ravaging several communities.

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Progression of California’s  Rim Fire
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Progression of California’s Rim Fire

At 369 square miles in size, the Rim Fire is the largest in the United States in 2013.

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Fires in Los Angeles County
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Fires in Los Angeles County

This false-color image illustrates the extent of the Station Fire in southern California.

Land Fires