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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