Fires in Northern California
This MODIS Aqua image from September 26, 2006 shows several active fires in northern California. The large one towards the center of the image, with the red outlines, is the Bar Complex Fire. Just north of it is the Uncles Complex Fire. The smoke from it appears to be hiding any "hotspots" in that fire from the sensor's view, which is why there aren't red outlines shown for that fire.
The two fires have burned throughout September 2006. According to the September 28 report from the National Interagency Fire Center, the Bar Complex Fire was 88,896 acres and 33 percent contained, while the Uncles Complex Fire was 25,285 acres and 50 percent contained.