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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.

Southfork and Staley Complex Fires in Oregon

The Southfork Complex fire began with a lightning strike on July 31, 2014. The complex has affected 62,476 acres to date. At present there are 798 personnel fighting this fire complex.

Fires in Northern Washington State

The Pacific Northwest has been inundated with wildfires most stemming from lightning strikes during summer storms. Four of these wildfires can be seen in this natural-color Aqua/MODIS image.

Canadian Wildfires Not Taking A Break

In this natural-color satellite image which was collected by Aqua/MODIS, dozens of wildfires are clearly seen above the Great Slave Lake and smoke is pouring off the fire activity.

Devil's Elbow Complex in Washington State

The Devil's Elbow Complex is four wildfires that are located on the Colville Indian Reservation in northeastern Washington. They have burned over 17,000 acres. Three of the fires have merged.

Northwest Territories On Fire and Smoke Drifts Over Labrador Sea

The fires on the shores of the Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories in Canada do not seem in any hurry to be extinguished.

South Fork Complex Fire in Oregon

The South Fork Complex fire in Oregon was started by a lightning strike on July 31, 2014.

Fires on the Dampier Peninsula, Australia

Geoscience Australia is showing a huge number of fires that have broken out over the last 48 hours in the Dampier Land region of Australia shown in this satellite image.

Pyrocumulonibus Cloud Rises Up from Canadian Wildfires

The Northern Territories in Canada is experiencing one of its worst fire seasons in history.

Evolution of Pyrocumulus over California

Many areas of active burning in California expanded significantly between NASA satellite overpasses, as smoke plumes blossomed into towering pyrocumulus clouds.

Fires in California and Oregon

The Little Deer fire in California began as a lightning strike on July 31, 2014.

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Over Baffin Bay

Aqua collected this image on August 02, 2014, and the large swath of smoke from the Canadian fires has taken a northward track and settled over the Bay of Baffin which borders Greenland.

Wildfires Consume Parts of Eastern Russia

Wildfires in far eastern Russia dot the landscape and what isn't covered by the fires is covered by the smoke that rises from these wildfires.

Eiler and Bald Fires in California

The Eiler wildfire which began on July 31, 2014, has almost consumed 26,000 acres.

Wildfires Continue Near Yellowknife, Canada

The wildfires that have been plaguing the Northern Territories in Canada and have sent smoke drifting down to the Great Lakes in the U.S. continue on.

Smoke from Canadian Fires Hovers Over Great Lakes

Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of the smoke from those fires is drifting downward into the U.S.

Burn Scars in Eastern Russia

The burn scars on this false-color image from the Terra satellite show the different areas that have been affected by this year's rash of wildfires in Eastern Russia.

Carlton Fire Complex, Washington - July 22, 2014

The Carlton Complex fires started on July 14, 2014, by lightning from a weather system that moved through the Methow Valley.

Carlton Complex Fire, Washington

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured these images of the Carlton Complex Fire in July 2014.

Fires and Smoke in Canada's Northern Territories

Environment Canada has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife and surrounding area because of heavy smoke in the region due to forest fires.
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