Satellite photo shows Oregon and California fires spreading east

Satellite photo fires california oregon
by NASA’s GOES 17 at 6:41 p.m. PDT Aug 16, 2021.

This photo taken by the GOES 17 NASA satellite at 6:41 p.m. August 16 shows strong winds pushing smoke from the wildfires in California and Oregon to the east.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Satellite photo shows Oregon and California fires spreading east”

  1. Wow! Dramatic photo here of the west coast fires. And, it does not show the fires in Canada. According to Vancouver Sun, there are upwards of 260 wildfires in the region with over 5,000 Firefighters on the lines.

    You can search for satellite images of Siberia, Greece and Turkey as well.

    Hoping the Firefighters can all stay safe.

  2. The fire in the center of Washington is the Schneider Springs Fire on the Naches Ranger District. We live 25 miles northeast of the fire. Yesterday there were burnt conifer needles falling in our yard. This morning it is 28,356 acres. That’s an increase of 13,307 acres in the past 24 hours and 0% contained. I worked in fire suppression on the district from 1968 through 1974. I can’t remember a fire larger than about 15 acres during that time. My wife is worried about the Little Bald Mountain Lookout Garage. The fire is about 1/4 mile from it now. I hope they have it wrapped. It is used as a snowmobiler warming hut now. She was the lookout there in the early 1970s. The lookout burned after we left in about 1978 due to a propane leak. Here’s a link to the Panoramic photo taken in 1934. You can see the photographer’s and the transit camera shadow.


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