Hirz Fire blazes through California's largest national forest • Earth.com

Last update: December 11th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Goddard shows the active Hirz Fire in California’s Shasta National Forest, which was ignited on August 9, 2018.

The fire has burned more than 36,000 acres and is 39 percent contained. Officials have concluded that the wildfire was human-caused after ruling out a lightning strike, and investigators are now working to determine whether the fire was set intentionally or accidentally.

National forests cover over 20 million acres in the state of California, and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is the largest.

This image was obtained on August 30 by NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview application.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Goddard

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