Jul 23, 2016

Satellite imagery captures two blazing California wildfires

Santa Clarita, CA
Big Sur, CA
USA
by
Tom Yulsman
,
Discover Magazine
An animation of natural and false-color images acquired by NASA’s Terra satellite on Saturday reveal different aspects of the Sand Fire burning north of Los Angels. Image: NASA Worldview
An animation of natural and false-color images acquired by NASA’s Terra satellite on Saturday reveal different aspects of the Sand Fire burning north of Los Angels. Image: NASA Worldview

As of Sunday morning, 7/24, the Sand Fire north of Los Angeles has scorched approximately 22,000 acres, a doubling in size since yesterday; it is just 10 percent contained. The Soberanes Fire on the California coast near Carmel has grown to 10,262 acres, up from 6,500 acres yesterday. It’s just 5 percent contained.

Hot, dry and windy weather is fanning the flames of two California wildfires this evening, one just north of Los Angeles and the other near Carmel