Wildfire smoke hovers over Oregon • Earth.com

Last update: February 16th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the massive amount of smoke produced by fires in Oregon.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, nine large fires were burning across the state on August 15, 2018.

The Klondike fire in southwestern Oregon is the largest, and has burned more than 57,000 acres. The Taylor Creek fire, which has now merged at the northern tip of the Klondike, has burned more than 45,000 acres.

This image was captured on August 14th 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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