‘Swaha’ in 60 thousand acres of wildfire, see satellite image of destruction in California

The forest fire in California, USA is no less than a tragedy. The fire in Northern California’s Klamath National Forest blazed the entire area for more than a week. In 2022, it is said to be the largest and deadliest wildfire ever in California. You can understand from these pictures how big is its scope and the figure of wastage. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) mounted on Landsat 8 captured this image on 6 August.

according to nasaThe image at right has been created with shortwave infrared, near-infrared and green light to show the range of the fire. The smoke has been removed from the picture, which you can see in the original picture on the left. The fire, which broke out on July 29, burned wood, timber and grass in an area of ​​more than 60,000 acres (243 sq km). This is 40 percent of the total forest.

You can see the smoke in the original picture on the left. Due to this the air quality of the area had deteriorated. People living in the surrounding areas were having trouble breathing. Seeing the seriousness of the fire, people living in the nearby areas were alerted.

According to reports, the fire was raging at different places in the forest. A fire broke out inside the Six Rivers Lightning Complex on August 5, when thunderstorms lashed out over the forest. There were 12 spots of fire. The smoke coming out of the fire was gathering in the valleys due to the low wind speed. Due to this, the quality of air in the surrounding areas had become very bad.

About 90 houses were destroyed and 5 people died due to the fire. Recent heavy rains quelled the fire, but floods and debris swept over the newly burned land. Biologists believe that the river in which this debris will reach, may reduce the level of oxygen in the river. It is believed that thousands of fish have died due to this. How this fire started is not yet known.