February wildfire on Mount Kenya • Earth.com

Last update: October 15th, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows a fire high up on the eastern slope of Mount Kenya.

Hot and windy conditions caused the fire to spread rapidly, burning thousands of hectares within the Mount Kenya National Park.

In early March, heavy rainfall helped firefighters get the blaze under control.

This image was captured on February 27, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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