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Large bushfires in Western Australia were churning out smoke when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on September 5, 2007. Fires (locations marked in red) spread smoke over a broad area, from Eighty Mile Beach to Collier Bay. According to news reports from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, no lives or residences were threatened by the fires, but the smoke was creating a driving hazard along coastal highways.
Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center