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Canadian Wildfires Continue and Increase

Hot spots abound in this image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30, 2015. When accompanied by smoke, as they are in this image, these hot spots are indicative of fire.

Human Caused Fires Burn in Northwest Territories in Canada

Summer weather brings warm, sultry days, but it also brings summer storms and lightning, which is one of the natural ways that fires begin. The other culprit for starting fires is humans.

Flooding in Arkansas and Oklahoma

Severe storms slammed the Great Plains this past week and the Arkansas River was another victim.

Agricultural Fires Light Up Angola

There seem to be more fires than land in this Aqua satellite image of Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bushfires Abound in Northwestern Australia

Bushfires take over the landscape in the Northwest Territories and the north of Western Australia.

Prescribed Fires in National Forests of Wisconsin

NASA's Aqua satellite captures two prescribed fires burning in the state of Wisconsin.

Fires Near Lake Baikal in Siberia

Thawed permafrost is a perfect fuel of "peat-like organic matter" that burns like dry grass in Siberia.

Wildfires Beginning Early in Saskatchewan

This fire began on May 20, 2015 according to the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System.

Agricultural Fires in Angola, West Africa

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image which detected dozens of fires burning in southwestern Africa on May 21, 2015.

Little Bobtail Lake Fire in British Columbia

The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of the Little Bobtail Lake fire in British Columbia, Canada.

Real and False Color in Siberia

The Aqua satellite's MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument took this full sized false color image ,of the fires in Siberia.

Fire and Ice in Siberia

Fire is not center stage, it is snow and ice still present all across the northern part of this image in the higher elevations.

Chile Experiencing Devastating Forest Fires

After years of drought, Chile has been experiencing major wildfires in the Araucanía Region of Chile.

Agricultural Fires Continue in the Yucatan Peninsula

Red spots indicative of fire have overtaken the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala and Belize.

Agricultural Fires Across Central Africa

MODIS collected this image of agricultural fires across Central Africa on May 02, 2015.

Agricultural Fires in Russia and Kazakhstan

April and May see an increase in fire activity throughout Central Asia, as farmers begin to prep their fields for the coming season.

Wildfire Threatening Dominican Republic's Highest City

Wildfires in Valle Nuevo National Park are threatening the Dominican Republic's highest city, Constanza.

Fires in Central America

Smoke streams from fires on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Fires Cover Eastern Portion of North Korea and Parts of Russia

NASA’s Terra satellite observed dozens of fires burning in the eastern part of North Korea and parts of Russia north of North Korea.

Fires in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia

Smoke and heat from fires in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia seen by Aqua.

Central America on Fire

The whole of Central America has been captured on fire in this image from April 23, 2015 by the Aqua satellite.

Calbuco Volcano Erupts

On April 22, 2015, Cabulco volcano in southern Chilé began erupting for the first time since 1972.

EARTH DAY - Show NASA How There’s #NoPlaceLikeHome

This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth using social media – and tag them #NoPlaceLikeHome.

Fires in the Yucatan Peninsula April 2015

Dozens of red hot spots cover Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Red Skies in U.S. Pacific Northwest Caused by Smoke from Siberian Fires

Smoke from fires burning in Siberia have generated a lot of smoke that is causing reddish sunsets in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
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