Fires in Western Africa (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Caption Fires are raging in northwestern Africa, and were spotted from space on Dec. 31, 2012, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. Credit NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.