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The massive burn scar from the Bastrop, TX #fire, via @NASA MODIS:

The Bastrop County Complex Fire in southern Texas started on September 4, 2011. By September 13, 2011, the fire was 70 percent contained, but had scorched 34,068 acres (13,787 hectares). The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured these images of the affected region on September 12, 2011. The false-color image (top) shows a wide-area view of the fire. Vegetation is bright green, and sparsely vegetated or bare land is green-yellow. The burn scar appears in shades of red and orange. The burn scar is far from uniform; burned areas are separated by unburned expanses. The area outlined in white in the top image corresponds to the close-up view provided in the natural-color image (bottom). Land in and around the Circle D-KC Estates is charred to shades of brown and gray. As of September 13, a re-entry plan had been established for residen...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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