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September 14, 2011 - Bastrop County Complex Fire (Texas)

Bastrop Country Fire Before
Landsat 5
August 26, 2011
Bastrop Country Fire After
Landsat 5
September 11, 2011
Bastrop Country Fire Before
Bastrop Country Fire After
August 26, 2011 September 11, 2011
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The Bastrop County Complex Fire, southeast of Austin, Texas, has consumed homes, agricultural land, and a state park. The distance from the northernmost part of the fire to the southernmost is more than 15 miles. The Landsat 5 images above show the area as it was on August 26 and the damage as of September 11. These images use mid-infrared and near-infrared bands in order to display burned vegetation clearly.

The "LUECKE" name that appears in the eastern portion of the image is a local man who left his name in trees for pilots to see as they come and go from the local airport (seen on the south edge of the image).