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This NASA natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on May 14, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. The single fire that ignited and split into nine separate fires still blazes in Southern California on May 15, 2014. Firefighters are hoping for a break, but it doesn't look like luck may be on their side. Conditions continue to be bone dry with unseasonal heat (98-106 degrees) and the Santa Ana winds are kicking up and allowing these fires to easy jump fire lines. This particular fire started on Wednesday as a single fire and within a day is now nine separate fires which have burned close to 10,000 acres. These fires are threatening more than just landscape in San Diego county, they are also threatening homes, universities, a military base and a nuclear power plant. AFP PHOTO/NASA/MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM/JEFF SCHMALTZ/HANDOUT = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA/MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM/JEFF SCHMALTZ / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - NO A LA CARTE SALES/DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =





Detalii fotografie
Loc:     -, California, UNITED STATES
Sursa:   AFP / Mediafax Foto
Fotograf:   JEFF SCHMALTZ
Data:   15 Mai 2014
Dimensiuni:   2048 x 1815 (467.92 KB)
Cuvinte cheie:
SPACE FIRES