Watch the Progression of California’s Largest Fire in History

< Blog Officials declared California’s Mendocino Complex Fire to be the largest in state history, burning more than 304,000 acres and counting. The blaze is only half contained. The video below shows the wildfire’s progression, as detected by NASA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and displayed on Resource Watch. NASA sensors first detected a large fire in the […]

See How Wildfires Are Affecting Air Quality in the American West

< Blog By Sarah Parsons and Seth Contreras Dozens of wildfires are blazing across the American West, including in California, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado. In addition to burning homes and large areas of forests, fires are causing dangerous levels of air pollution in some areas. The map below shows near-real time air quality data from OpenAQ and fire alerts from […]