Massive smoke columns over the Coal River Fire

Coal River Fire, Yukon
Coal River Fire, Yukon, Canada, July 7, 2015. Photo by D. Cote, Yukon Wildland Fire Management.

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.