Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: In parts of British Columbia, Canada, the Canadian Wildfire Information System's (CWIS) interactive map shows extreme wildfire danger. The area targeted on the map is the area where these wildfires are showing up on this Aqua satellite image from Aug. 12, 2014. The priority fires this week are all within British Columbia and have affected over 142,000 hectares (almost 351,000 acres).
Credit: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner with information from the CWIS.
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