Southern California Wildfires Update

Satellite showing the burn scars from the Thomas fire in California

Detailed Description

In the Landsat 8 image acquired on December 9, smoke is carried west by strong winds, which also continued to spread fire through the dry terrain, mountain passes, and canyons. The diagonal lines are an airplane contrail and its shadow cast on the ground. Landsat 8’s December 25 image reveals the burn scar and shows how close the fire burned near Santa Barbara. The fire was 92 percent contained on January 1.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 34.561621000000 / -119.812853000000

Location Taken: CA, US