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Agricultural Fires in the Ukraine

Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in Eastern Europe, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices.

California's King Fire East of Sacramento

California's King Fire tripled in size from Monday, September 15 to Tuesday morning, September 16, and current weather conditions are doing nothing more than helping it along.

Smoke Wafts Over the Selway Valley in Idaho

Smoke from the fires in the Selway Complex and the Johnson Bar fire is wafting into the Selway River valley.

36 Pit Fire in Oregon

The 36 Pit Fire began on September 13, 2014. The fire is human-caused and is still under investigation.

Dry Conditions and Lightning Strikes Make for a Long California Fire Season

The fire season in California has been anything but cooperative this year.

Fires North of Mackenzie River in Canada

According to the Northwestern Territories Fire website as of August 31, 2014, all fire personnel and equipment have been taken off all fires in the North and South Slave region.

Fires and Burn Scars in Australia's Northern Territory

New fires surround burn scars in this image taken by the Terra satellite on September 14, 2014 near Gregory National Park in Australia.

Selway Complex and Johnson Bar Fires in Idaho

Two fires are seen burning in this satellite image taken by the Aqua satellite on September 11, 2014.

Happy Camp Fire in California and 790 Fire in Oregon

Aqua captured this image of two fires in Oregon and California on Sept. 06, 2014.

Fires Continue in Northern California

Storms have been the major cause of the huge fires that California has been battling in its northern regions.

Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park, California

The Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park is a remote, hold-over lightning caused fire which began on September 4.

Fires Along East Coast of Queensland, Australia

Multiple fires in eastern Queensland, Australia, were detected in NASA satellite imagery on Sept. 4.

Happy Camp and July Fire Complexes in California: Sept. 2

As NASA's Terra satellite passed over Northern California on Sept. 2, 2014, the Happy Camp Complex of fires had already consumed 66,335 acres of land.

Happy Camp and July Fire Complexes in California

As of seven hours ago the Happy Camp Complex of fires had consumed 24,939 acres of land in Northern California, the July complex had consumed 35,530 as of eight hours ago.

Veld Fires in South Africa

South Africa is entering what is described by the Volunteer Wildfire Services of South Africa as "Cape Fire Season."

Happy Camper and July Fire Complexes in California

The Happy Camp and July Fire Complex can both be seen in this Aqua satellite image from August 23, 2014.

Fires Above the Great Slave Lake in Canada

Updates from NWTfire.com report that there are 133 active fires in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories.

Fires in Western Australia

According to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia, a bushfire ADVICE remains for people in Western Australia.

Sea Ice in the Greenland Sea

On August 18, 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of ice in the Greenland Sea.

Signs of Deforestation in Brazil

Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.

Swirling Smoke Rises From Saskatchewan Fires

Brown smoke rises and swirls northward into the Northern Territories of Canada.

Happy Camp and July Complex Fires in California

A storm moved across Siskiyou County on July 29, 2014 with little moisture and a significant amount of lightning—with over 955 down strikes recorded.

Fires in Northern Algeria

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite. Actively burning areas are outlined in red.

Fire Danger Extreme in British Columbia, Canada

The Canadian Wildfire Information System (CWIS) reports that there have been 637 new fires in the past week. The priority fires are all within British Columbia and have affected over 142,000 hectares.

Smoke from Russian Fires Over Arctic Sea

Numerous wildfires have dotted the Russian landscape this past summer. The blaze of a fire is dangerous enough but smoke is an insidious by-product of fires.
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