The Bobcat fire rages on in southern California • Earth.com

Last update: October 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory captures the impact of the Bobcat fire across the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. 

The dark red portion of this false-color photo represents burn scars, while the brighter red areas signify active fires. 

By September 23, the Bobcat fire had burned for 18 days, consumed over 113,000 acres, and more than 1,500 firefighters had managed to reach 38 percent containment.

Some media reports suggest that it could take weeks to fully contain the Bobcat fire. Meanwhile, dozens of other devastating wildfires are still raging in the western United States and hundreds of thousands of people are displaced.

The image was captured on September 21, 2020 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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