Since fires in California continue to burn, new satellite photos show a massive array of deadly fire that ravaged the northern city of the Paradise State.
New fireworks footage, shot on Friday (November 9th) by DigitalGlobe's WorldView 3 satellite, shows a stunning stand on camp fire as it continues to grow in northern California. Photos with natural colors on the satellite show dense smoke from the fires around the Raja of other nearby cities. Other views taken with a shortwave infrared instrument, WorldView-3, which can pass through the smoke, reveal the fiery lines as the forest fire expands.
"As you will see in the pictures, the fires are extensive and wider through the area," said DigitalGlobe's representatives. [In Photos: The 2018 California Wildfires as Seen from Space]
NASA monitors California's late-night fires with Earth observers Landsat 8 and Terra satellites since Camp Fire commenced on Thursday (November 8th). Fire fired at about 140 miles north of Sacramento.
"Strong winds pushed the fire south and southwest over the night, tripling the size and spreading of smoke across the Sacramento Valley," NASA Kasha Patel wrote on Friday (November 9th). Firefighters from camps have since only grown.
From Sunday (November 11th), Camp Fire became California's third-most deadly fire with 23 deaths attributed to fire, CNN reported. It burned 105,000 hectares, destroying the city of Raja, and about 20 percent was contained, according to the update of Cal Fire.
Two major fire burns in southern California. They are Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura County (burning 83,275 hectares and 5 percent), and Hill Fire (burning 4,531 hectares and 65 percent), according to Cal Fire.
"More than 2,000 staff were sent to fight Camp Fire, which is expected to be fully featured by November 30," Patel wrote in NASA's update. "Firefighters have the trouble to contain it because of the strong winds that worship the flame and carry blazing vegetation down the wind. The area also has heavy and dry loads of fuel or flammable material."
For the latest updates on this and other California fires go to the "Incidents" page of Cal Fire.
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