The Schroeder Fire at Rapid City as seen from space

Schroeder Fire March 29, 2021
Schroeder Fire March 29, 2021. NASA. Sentinel-2.

The Rapid City office of the National Weather Service acquired these satellites photos of the Schroeder Fire which has burned 2,195 acres just west of their city.

Here is how they described the photos in a Tweet Thursday evening:

“Sentinel-2 satellite views of Schroeder Fire on Mar. 29 (when it started) and today (Apr. 1). The red hot spots are not apparent today, and the reddish-brown area shows the extent of the fire. White = clouds in first image (black = shadows). Green = vegetation.”

Schroeder Fire April 1, 2021
Schroeder Fire April 1, 2021. NASA. Sentinel-2.

More information about the Schroeder Fire.

The NWS office in Rapid City is on a hill about four miles due east of the Schroeder Fire. They probably had an excellent view of the fire, if the smoke permitted.

You can follow the Rapid City NWS on Twitter: @NWSRapidCity

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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.