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King Fire in California
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King Fire in California

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

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

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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Smoke from the Rim Fire
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Smoke from the Rim Fire

Smoke from the Rim Fire brought unhealthy air to Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley over the Labor Day Weekend.

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Detwiler Fire
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Detwiler Fire

Wildfire struck rugged woodlands near Yosemite, causing sporadic evacuations of nearby towns and spreading smoke as far as Idaho.

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Rough Fire, California
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Rough Fire, California

In early September 2015, the Rough Fire was the largest active wildfire in California.

Atmosphere Land Fires

Smoke from the Thomas Fire
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Smoke from the Thomas Fire

The Thomas fire is now the fourth largest wildfire on record in California.

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

Whitewater-Baldy Fire in New Mexico
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Whitewater-Baldy Fire in New Mexico

New Mexico’s largest fire has grown in fits and starts.

Fires

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