Fires in Western Canada

Fires in Western Canada
  • Credit:

    Image courtesy Space Imaging.

This Ikonos image shows the smoldering burned area of a massive fire that swept through the village of Louis Creek and toward the town of Barriere, British Columbia in early August 2003. This image was captured on Friday, August 8, and uses the sensor's observations in the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum so living vegetation is seen in red (right of image) and burned vegetation is charcoal (left). According to news reports, the fire destroyed the sawmill-village of Louis Creek, seen to the southeast of the hump in the North Thompson River (northwest of center). Barriere is seen in the top center of the image and is slightly covered by smoke and clouds.

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  • Data Date:

    August 8, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 13, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration