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Fires North of Russias Lake Baikal
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Fires North of Russia's Lake Baikal

April 30, 2013
North of Lake Baikal in south-central Russia, scores of fires were burning in the region’s forests on July 10, 2006. This image of the Irkutsk region was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, and places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are marked in red. A bank of clouds hugs the left margin of the image, and gray smoke hangs over much of the scene. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.