Deadliest Week in California Wildfire History

Deadliest Week in California Wildfire History

This false-color image created by combining three of the Suomi NPP satellite's high resolution thermal and visible channels from the VIIRS sensor captures the burn scars from the California wildfires which as of Oct. 13th have claimed 31 lives, making this week the deadliest in state history, according to California state officials. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have confirmed that the 17 active wildfires have burned over 221,750 acres.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory