Fires in British Columbia (morning overpass)
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On August 5, 2003, large fires continued to burn in western Canada, and although thousands of people who had been evacuated were permitted to return to their homes, several thousand more will still waiting to be given permission to return. The two large fires (marked in red) pictured in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite are the Chilko Lake Fire (left) and the McClure Fire (right). A few other fires are visible in the mountains at the British Columbia-Alberta border.