Fort McMurray Fire as seen from space

Fort McMurray fire
Fort McMurray fire, May 12, 2016. NASA.

NASA provided these images of the wildfire at Fort McMurray (Horse River Fire) in Alberta as seen from the Landsat 8 satellite. The one above was acquired on May 12, a day when there was little activity on the fire. In contrast to that, check out the image below taken on May 16 when conditions were very different.

Our most recent comprehensive article about the Fort McMurray Fire is HERE.

Fort McMurray fire, May 16
Fort McMurray fire, May 16, 2016. NASA.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.