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Summer 2015: Big fires burn forests across Pacific Northwest

Posted by: | August 26, 2015 | No Comment |

Numerous fires are burning across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho this summer. In Oregon and Washington alone there are currently 38 active fires and fires have burned over 1,000,000 acres. Smoke from these fires has been blanketing the region creating hazardous air quality conditions. Here’s a view of some of the fires and their smoke plumes from NASA’s Aqua satellite (NW-wildfires-aqua-satellite 8-23-15the red dots are the fires).

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