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May 23, 2014 - Fires in California, USA

Fires Before
Landsat 8
May 9, 2014
Fires After
Landsat 7
May 17, 2014
Fires Location Map
Fires Before
Fires After
May 9, 2014 May 17, 2014
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A series of wildfires erupted along the coastal region north of San Diego, California, in mid-May 2014. The first wildfire (Bernardo Fire) began on May 13, followed by several additional fires that occurred over the following days. The May 9, 2014, Landsat 8 image shows the area before the fires began. In the Landsat 7 image acquired eight days later on May 17, 2014, the numerous burn areas appear as red tones.

For more information about these fires, go to the EROS Image Gallery at http://eros.usgs.gov/imagegallery/image-week-2.