NASA image: King fire in California, false-color infrared

September 25, 2014, NASA
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey

On Sept. 19, 2014, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured these images of the King fire in Eldorado National Forest.

In the false-color image, burned forest appears red; unaffected forests are green; cleared forest is beige; and smoke is blue.

As of Sept. 23, the blaze had charred 36,320 hectares (89,571 acres).

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