News tagged with fire activity

NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 11, 2013

Firefighters faced extremely hot and dry conditions which contributed to more active fire activity with isolated flare-ups inside current containment lines. The fire is active in the Clavey River Reynolds Creek and Jawbone ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update—Sept. 6, 2013

The Rim Fire, now three weeks old, is still burning through Yosemite Forest. The blaze, thought to have been started by a hunter's illegal fire, has consumed over 246,000 acres of land. At present, this fire is 80% contained ...

dateSep 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Landsat revisits old flames in fire trends

( —The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide since the ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Aug. 29, 2013

Slowly but surely, the Rim Fire in California is being contained. Currently it is 30% contained. The fire has burned over 192,000 acres. The use of aircraft and water/chemical dumping on the fire has been instrumental in ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change

Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 ...

dateAug 28, 2013 in Environment
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NASA image: Two wildfires in Idaho

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Idaho's two large fires on August 10, 2013. The fires consist of the Pony Complex fire (left) and the Beaver Creek Complex fire (right). Both sets of fires were started by lightning ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Heat intensifies Siberian wildfires

The summer of 2012 was the most severe wildfire season Russia had faced in a decade. 2013 might be headed in the same direction after an unusual heat wave brought a surge of fire activity in northern Siberia in July.

dateAug 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Amazon forest fire risk to increase in 2013

( —University and NASA researchers predict that the severity of the 2013 fire season will be considerably higher than in 2011 and 2012 for many Amazon forests in the Southern Hemisphere. The outlook is based on ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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