Northern California Fires

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The European Space Agency has posted high resolution imagery of the northern California fires.  A high number of fires are burning in the Big Sur and other areas in California:

More than 1000 wildfires have been burning in the area for over a week. Most of the fires were started by dry lighting and spread quickly due to this year’s lower-than-average rainfall and record levels of parched vegetation.

Long-burning fires are not unusual in California but the high number of fires burning simultaneously this year is unprecedented. More than 19 000 fire-fighters are trying to contain and extinguish the blazes and for the first time in over 30 years the California National Guard ground troops have been called to help.

Download the high resolution imagery here.


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