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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.

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.
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