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Gap Fire in California

The Gap Fire started Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 6pm about 5 miles east of Seiad, California and 2 miles north of Oneil Campground (on Highway 96).

Fires in Idaho

Fires in the state of Idaho continue to plague residents.

California's Cedar Fire Continues to Threaten Outlying Communities

The Cedar Fire located 5 miles east of Glennville has been blazing since August 16, 2016, and the cause of this fire remains under investigation.

Olympic National Park Fires in Washington State

The National Park Service reports that: "There are currently four small, lightning-caused fires burning in the Olympic National Park wilderness."

Four Fires Plague Southern California

Dry and hot weather conditions in the southern part of California as well as a spate of careless humans and lightning strikes have created an environment rife for fire outbreaks.

Scores of Wildfires Crisscross Bolivia

Wildfires are sweeping across Bolivia due to hot, dry weather and available tinder fuels.

Fires in Idaho and Wyoming

Wildfires have been plaguing the western part of the United States for the summer season and no state seems to be without incident including Idaho and Wyoming.

Increased Fire Comes with Increased Health Risks

Wildfires pose a direct threat to human life and property in the western United States. According to a new study, they are likely to have a more insidious, indirect effect in the future.

Several Wildfires Burning in Southern California

Southern California has been hard hit by wildfires this summer and the spate of fires continues in the rain comprised state.

Sediment Pours into Lake Pontchartrain

Days of intense rainfall in August 2016 led to widespread flooding in southern Louisiana. Brown sediment was pouring from Lake Maurepas into Lake Pontchartrain through Pass Manchac.

Blue Cut Fire in California Spreads Quickly

The Blue Cut Fire, just outside of Los Angeles, is a quickly growing fire that is currently an imminent threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures.

Rail Fire in Oregon Still Burning Bright

The Rail Fire in Oregon began on July 31, 2016 and the cause of the blaze is unknown. It is located 5 miles west of Unity, Oregon. This fire has grown to 18,600 acres and is only 12% contained.

Blue Cut Fire, California

The Blue Cut fire was first reported just after 10:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 16, 2016, north of San Bernadino, Calif.

NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal.

Soberanes Fire

Smoke from California's Soberanes Fire was captured in an image from NASA's Aqua satellite on August 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. EDT (21:30 UTC).

Fires Continue to Burn in Russia, Fire Scars Also Visible

Scores of wildfires light up parts of Russia in this Aqua satellite image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on August 15, 2016.

Burn Scars on Portugal's Madeira Island

Burn scars from the large fires that raged on the western side of Portugal's Madeira Island recently were visible from NASA's Terra satellite in space.

Portugal's Smoky Coast

Smoke from several fires on Portugal's mainland and nearby Madeira Island continues to stream over the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA Spots Fires and Smoke from Eastern Russia Wildfires

Thick smoke from several wildfires raging in Siberia were captured from space as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.

Dying Mangroves on the Australian Coast

Satellite imagery reveals a severe die-off of mangroves along Australia’s northern coast.

Smoke from Fires on Mainland Portugal

Several fires continue raging on Portugal's mainland in addition to those on nearby Madiera Island.

Portugal's Madeira Island Fire Raging

Smoke from several large fires burning on Portugal's Madeira Island were seen blowing over the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10 when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.

California's Soberanes Fire Seen from Space

Smoke from California's Soberanes Fire was captured in an image from NASA's Aqua satellite on August 8, 2016.

NASA's Eyes on Nepartak

In July 2016, Super Typhoon Nepartak became first major storm of the season to make landfall in the northeast Pacific. NASA satellites offer several different ways to analyze the storm.

Lesotho Sees Its Heaviest Snowfall in Two Decades

The heaviest snow in two decades blanketed Lesotho in late July 2016.
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