NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team. Photograph by Jace James (USDA). Caption by Adam Voiland
On July 26, 2013, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this image of the Lodgepole fire burning in central Idaho. Ignited by lightning on July 20, 2013, the fire burned through lodgepole pine forests about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Challis, Idaho. By August 2, it had burned 19,960 acres (8,078 hectares). The lower image, a photograph taken by Jace James, shows the fire burning near Bear Creek on July 29, 2013.
- Boise State Public Radio (2013, July 25) Lodgepole Fire Near Challis Could Burn for Months. Accessed August 2, 2013.
- Idaho Press-Tribune (2013, August 1) High winds fuel Lodgepole fire near Challis. Accessed August 2, 2013.
- InciWeb (2013, August 2) Lodgepole Fire. Accessed August 2, 2013.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.