The County Fire lights up the sky • Earth.com

Last update: November 13th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the massive County Fire as it lights up the night sky on July 1.

The fire broke out on June 30 northeast of San Francisco and quadrupled in size overnight, fueled by strong winds. By July 3, the fire had spread over 70,000 acres and prompted the evacuations of hundreds of people.


According to NASA, 2,160 firefighters were working to control the fire.


The image was captured using the “day night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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