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Sunday, October 15, 2017
SPACE CADETS / 500 MILES OF WILDFIRE SMOKE
Credits: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team.
Terra satellite saw a stream of smoke that extended over 500 miles from various
fires raging in northern California out over the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Terra
passed over California on Oct. 12 and captured a visible light image of the
smoke plume. The MODIS image showed the stream of smoke extending from Santa
Rosa, California, located north of San Francisco, out into the Eastern Pacific,
parallel to San Diego.
stream that stretched over 550 mil NASA’s Terra satellite saw a stream of smoke
that extended over 500 miles from various fires raging in northern California
out over the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
CAL Fire website noted in the California Statewide Fire Summary of Friday, Oct.
13, 2017, “Overnight firefighters continued their battle against 17 wildfires
that have burned 221,754 acres. Several of the wildfires merged with other
fires, while full containment was made on three other.”
Central LNU Complex of fires is being managed in Unified Command by CAL FIRE
Incident Management Team 1 and the city of Santa Rosa. The Tubbs Fire in Sonoma
and Napa Counties had destroyed 34,770 acres and was 25 percent contained. The
Nuns Fire in Sonoma County consumed 44,381 acres and was 5 percent contained.
The Pocket Fire in Sonoma County has burned 9,996 acres and was 5 percent
Red Flag warning remains over the entire Sonoma Valley/Napa Valley area for
Oct. 13. CAL Fire noted on Oct. 13 that the death toll had risen to 31 across
four fires as estimates remain that 3,500 homes and other structures have been