More on the fires

OK, so this isn’t directly related to riding, but I thought it was interesting. I’ve been following the BC/Yukon/AK forest fires since we rode through the area, and, lemme tell you, it’s getting sort of crazy up there.

Here are a couple of pretty amazing images:

Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product from the NOAA Satellites and Information website: “Analysis for day 7/5/2004 last updated at 7/6/2004 8:34:25 GMT. Fires are in red. Fire size has been increased so fires are visible in this large view. Smoke, when detected by the analyst, is in gray.”

NOAA’s Satellite Services Division’s Fire Detection Program

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