Where Is the Smoke Coming From?

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August 31, 2013 MODIS Satellite Image of Burrough Fire Smoke Plume

The above image was taken shortly after 1 PM MDT on August 31, 2013.  This was the first mainly clear day in the last several days when most of Wyoming's terrain was visible from space during midday.  A new wildfire, The Burrough Fire burning 12 miles north of Dubois, was noticeable by the large smoke plume moving east across the Owl Creek Mountains.   A very dry westerly flow caused this fire to flare up today, and it has likely grown much larger than initial reports of 100 acres earlier today.  Other wildfires across west and central Wyoming were generally smoldering and not producing a noticeable smoke plume on this satellite imagery. 

The above image is updated daily at the Forest Service's Remote Sensing Applications Center.
Links to these images and current conditions may be found on our Fire Weather Pages.




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