Woolsey Fire, California
SPOT and Pléiades satellite constellations, operated by Airbus Defence and Space, have captured images of the devastating wildfires in the county of Los Angeles, California.
The Woolsey Fire (named after Woolsey Canyon Road) ignited on 8 November, 2018, and is now one of the largest on record for Los Angeles County, dating back more than 100 years. It has burned over 40,000 hectares (98842.153 acres) of land. The fire has destroyed at least 504 structures and damaged 96 others, according to the L.A. County Fire Department. Approximately 57,000 more are still threatened. The cause of the Woolsey Fire remains under investigation.
SPOT 6 captured this false-colour image on 12 November 2018 of the devastating wildfires in the U.S. state of California.
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Credit: Airbus Defence and Space