Landsat Images of California Caldor Fire - August 2021
The Caldor Fire in California started on August 14, 2021 and quickly spread in high winds. The fire expanded toward the Lake Tahoe area as residents evacuated. Landsat image was captured on August 21, the 8th day. Landsat 8's near-infrared and shortwave infrared bands reveal active fire, burn scars, and smoke (left). Landsat's thermal and infrared bands also expose the Caldor fire's advancing edge at night time. This image is from August 29, 201, 15 days after ignition (right).