NOAA-20 satellite captured the wildfires of California, U.S. The smoke spread from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon to the north.

Credit: NASA

A late-September heat wave reinvigorated California’s already brutal 2020 fire season. As of Oct. 2, fires have charred more than 3.7 million acres and have destroyed more than 8,000 structures and taken at least 31 lives. More than 50,000 people faced evacuation orders. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Airnow system reported that many sensors across the state had measured unhealthy (between 150-200 on the air quality index) and hazardous (above 300 AQI) conditions.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: CNN

Reference: California’s Nightmare Fire Season Continues (NASA Earth Observatory)
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