Funny River Fire
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Funny River Fire

May 27, 2014
Spring came early to southern Alaska in 2014, bringing warm and dry weather. By the end of May, vegetation was already primed to burn. So when a fire broke out on the Kenai Peninsula on the evening of May 19, 2014, it quickly blew up into a massive wildfire. Called the Funny River Fire, it had burned more than 43,000 acres by 5:30 p.m. local time on May 21.

The Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired these images at 1:13 p.m. local time on May 20.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Holli Riebeek

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