B&B Complex Fire, Oregon

B&B Complex Fire, Oregon
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Booth (south) and Bear Butte (north) Fires in Oregon continued to grow explosively on August 21, 2003. This image shows the huge column of smoke billowing from the two blazes, which were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite and are marked with yellow in this image. Stretches of highway have been closed as flames leapt over the roadway, and more than a thousand people have already been evacuated.

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  • Data Date:

    August 21, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 22, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration