On May 2, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this view of the Panther and Cedar wildfires burning near Lassen Volcanic National Park. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires.
- Cal Fire (2013, May 2) Panther Fire. Accessed May 3, 2013.
- Cal Fire (2013, May 2) Cedar Fire. Accessed May 3, 2013.
- Lake County News (2013, May 2) Wildland fires around the region grow in size due to heat, wind. Accessed May 3, 2013.
- ChicoEr (2013, May 3) Panther Fire near Butte Meadows Explodes to 10,000 acres. Accessed May 3, 2013.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.