Northern California wildfires visible from space


Satellite imagery has shown the extent of the wildfires raging in California, with the images revealing how the fires can be seen from space.

Recordings shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite West.

“As wildfires continue to consume parts of the western US satellites of NOAA are closely monitoring the situation,” the agency said in a statement. tweet Thursday.

They added: “This image of several large ones and the smoke they produce in northern California was captured yesterday.”

Satellite imagery showed wildfires erupting from several areas of northern California, with smoke spreading across the state.

As of Friday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire), three active fires of interest were still burning.

The largest of the three, the Dixie Fire, covered 43,2,813 acres and was 35% contained by 7 a.m. that morning.

Dixie exploded overnight, becoming the third largest wildfire in the state’s history and the largest wildfire currently raging in the country.

The blaze ravaged Greenville on Wednesday night, destroying businesses and homes and casting an orange glow in the sky.

“If you are still in the Greenville area you are in imminent danger and you MUST go now !!” the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office posted a terrible warning to Facebook on Twitter earlier Wednesday.

The fire department said the river fire covered 2,600 acres and was 30% contained at 8:23 a.m., while the house fire was 40 acres and 45% contained at 6 h 58.

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County due to the Antelope fire and for Nevada and Placer counties due to the river fire.

“The fires have collectively burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and evacuated thousands of residents,” a statement from the governor’s office said.

Mr Newsom announced on the same day that he had secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the state’s response to the river fire. .


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