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Fires in the Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Although the Queensland Rural Fire website does not show any fires in this area, the Australian Government's Sentinel Hotspot website shows numerous hotspots.

Fires in the Egypt River Delta

This NASA satellite image is of the Egyptian River Delta. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.

Fires Dot the Ukraine Countryside

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

Fires in the Punjab Region of India

he Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected dozens of fires burning in India on October 12, 2014.

Prescribed Burns in Western Australia

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected fires burning in Western Australia on October 14, 2014.

Smoke and Fires in China

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image of China with the MODIS instrument on October 14, 2014.

Applegate Fire in California Closes Parts of I-80

The Applegate Fire has closed lanes on the east side of I-80. The fire began on October 8, 2014 and has spread to 420 acres.

Fires in Papua, Indonesia and New Guinea

According to a NASA story from 2009, "human activities in this area of the world have contributed to the growing fire emissions issue.”

King Fire in California Still Blazing

Over 92,960 acres have been burned by the King Fire since it began on September 13, 2014.

King Fire Rages On in El Dorado National Forest

Evacuations of 2,819 people have occurred in the wake of the huge King Fire blazing out of control near the Eldorado National Forest.

Wildfire in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

A fire began in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, Africa, when a campfire grew out of control and could not be put out by the campers.

Bushfires in Australia's Northern Territory and Queensland

NASA's Terra satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on September 18, 2014.

Wildfires in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

Most of the fires captured in this image burn in Khabarovsk Krai, a territory occupying the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk.

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.
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