Fires in British Columbia (afternoon overpass)
Jacques Descloitres, MODISRapid 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 large fire (marked in red) pictured in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite is the Chilko Lake Fire (left). Other fires are visible in the center of the iamge and in the mountains at the British Columbia-Alberta border.