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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Sep 5, 2019

If You See a Low-Flying NASA Plane Over LA, Here's Why

If You See a Low-Flying NASA Plane Over LA, Here's Why

A DC-8's worth of airborne science is scheduled to fly over Los Angeles and parts of Central California Thursday as part of a two-month study into the life cycles of wildfire smoke.

Dec 21, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

NASA Images Show Thomas Fire Smoke Plume Come and Go

A few days and the tireless efforts of thousands of firefighters have made a...View gallery

  • Dec. 5, 2017
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Sep 24, 2019
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Smoke and Fire From Above: Wildfire Images From Space

NASA is tracking wildfires globally, offering a view from high above Earth that...View gallery

  • September 2019: Riverside County Fire
  • September 2019: California's Walker Fire
  • July 2019: Wildfires in the Arctic
Jun 14, 2013

After Brutal Start, Wildfire Season Could Get Worse

After Brutal Start, Wildfire Season Could Get Worse

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reports a dramatic uptick in the number and breadth of wildfires, which experts attribute to a combination of drought, brief rains, high winds and...

May 16, 2013

NASA's JPL Brings Firefighting to Space

NASA's JPL Brings Firefighting to Space

With an intense fire season already underway before summer officially begins, firefighters need all the help they can get – even from space.

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