Fire in Northern California
August 19, 2004
A fast-moving wildfire roared through a small northern California community on August 15, 2004, destroying numerous homes and other buildings and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. This image of the French Fire (pixels in which fire was detected are colored red) was captured by the Aqua MODIS instrument on August 15. The fire is burning on either side of Trinity Mountain, and was estimated to have consumed just over 9,000 acres as of the morning of August 17.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Ecological succession, Wildfire, Occupational safety and health, Wildland fire suppression