Doug Cote with Yukon Wildland Fire Management sent us this photo of smoke columns over the Coal River Fire in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Describing the photo, he said:
Attached is a photo from last week of a 5,000 ha (12,000 acre) burn-off on the Coal River fire in SE Yukon. In the foreground is our ignition backing to the guard. In the background is the natural fire ripping through a ten year old burn. It made a 15 km (9.5 mile) run that day under 100% cloud cover. Pretty impressive.
Yes, it is very impressive.