California is still burning amid the worst wildfire crisis in its history. So far, 42 people have been killed and 228 are missing as the state is reduced to a hellscape. Satellite imagery of the destruction makes for grim viewing.
Deimos Imaging has shared jaw-dropping images of the destruction caused by the Hill Fire and the Woolsey Fire from November 12, with a staggering wall of flame extending across the rolling hills and obscuring the charred landscape downwind.
Previously, imagery captured on November 8 by NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite shows the Camp Fire in its infancy, just a few hours before it had seriously broken out. The fire would go on to consume 20,000 acres in less than 14 hours, at times growing by a football field every three seconds, owing to strong winds in the area.
NASA’s Terra satellite captured a wider angle of the horrifying extent of the destruction on a statewide level, showing a vast plume of smoke extending malevolently into the southwestern US skies and drifting over the Pacific Ocean.
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