The Ferguson Fire threatens Yosemite National Park • Earth.com

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

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Goddard features the explosive Ferguson Fire, which has scorched nearly 50,000 acres in the Merced River Canyon just outside of Yosemite National Park.

The large smoke plume visible in the photograph stretches over 170 miles south to Bakersfield, and air quality has become a major concern.

The fire is not expected to be fully contained for at least two more weeks.

This image was obtained from NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) on July 25.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Goddard

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