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NASA Spots Agricultural Fires Lighting Up West Africa

The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in western Africa on December 01, 2016.

Fires Near Haifa Israel Forced Thousands to Flee

Tens of thousands of residents of the Israeli port city of Haifa were evacuated as fires threatened a dozen neighborhoods in the area.

NASA Tracks Wildfires Still Plaguing Southeastern U.S.

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image, using its MODIS instrument, of several wildfires still plaguing the southeastern United States on November 26, 2016.

Fires Still Heating Up Ecuador and Peru

The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning mostly in Ecuador and fewer fires in Peru on November 21.

Southeastern Wildfires Are Still Blazing

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of the fires that continue to blaze in the southeastern United States with no end in sight.

Wildfires Still Plaguing Southeastern United States

On November 14, 2016, the Aqua satellite captured a relatively close up image of fires in the Southeastern U.S. and a detailed description was given of the major fires.

Spate of Fires Across California's Central Valley

The NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of a spate of fires in the Central Valley of California.

Fires Blazing Across the Southern United States

Fires have been reported across several states in the southern United States.

Wildfires Abound in U.S. Southern States

Many wildfires have begun in the southern United States and NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of them raging in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

Prescribed Fires Light Up Black Hills in South Dakota

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of two prescribed fires named Long Draw and Apple Tree which were set in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.

Fires Flaring Up All Over Australia

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite detected fires in two large areas of Australia.

Fires in Ecuador Spread Across Landscape

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image on November 01, 2016, of Ecuador showing hundreds of fires spread across the landscape.

Agricultural Season In Full Swing in India

The Punjab province in India has even more fires brewing than it did last week.

Iron in the Wind

There is more than one way for iron to get into the central Gulf of Alaska, but none rival the visual spectacle of wind-blown plumes of dust from from Alaska’s Copper River Valley.

NASA Sees Many Wildfires Near Perth, Western Australia

There are several large fires burning in the area southwest of Perth, Western Australia and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the smoke generated from them.

Fires in Eastern China and Russia

Fires have cropped up in eastern China and on into eastern parts of Russia as well.

NASA's Suomi NPP Satellite Shows Agricultural Fires in India

This Suomi NPP image shows this agricultural practice of "slash and burn" being carried out in the Punjab region of India.

Both Wild and Prescribed Fires Dot Arizona

Fires are traditionally bad news but in Arizona there's good news regarding certain fires.

Oil Fields Along the Ob River

The Ob River runs a course through the middle of Russia’s largest and most important gas and oil region.

Junkins Fire in Colorado Spreads Dangerously in Just Hours

The Junkins Fire whose epicenter was located in Custer county west of Wetmore has spread tremendously in just a 24 hour period.

Prescribed Burns Light Up Western Australia

From the Western Australia Firewatch website, it appears the fires seen by NASA's Aqua satellite in this image from October 12, 2016 are prescribed burns by the Western Australian government.

NASA Sees India's Punjab State's Agricultural Fires

The Indian state of Punjab has two growing seasons—one from May to September and another from November to April.

Fires Across Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Summer down under means bushfire season is in full swing. On the Cape York Peninsula in Australia a number of fires have been spotted by the Suomi NPP satellite.

Oil Fires in Iraq

The Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of oil fires burning in the country of Iraq.

Farming Fires Across Madagascar

On October 07, 2016, hundreds of small fires burned across the Madagascar landscape.
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