Minimize Cabazon (California, USA) - October 2006

CABAZON, California, 30 October 2006 - The Southern California arson fire that killed four firefighters has been fully contained. An information officer says the Esperanza fire covered more than 40-thousand acres, or about 63 square miles. The fire began on 26 October and wind-driven flames trapped five firefighters within hours. The only survivor is clinging to life at a burn center. The blaze also claimed 34 homes.

Envisat view of fires

This Envisat MERIS image was acquired over southern California and shows the fires still raging near Cabazon. Smoke is visible in the middle right portion of the image.

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Technical Information
Product: MER_FR_1P (300 metre resolution)
Satellite: Envisat
Instrument: Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS)
Date of acquisition: 27 Oct 2006
Orbit: 24358
Orbit direction: Descending
Band combination: 7, 5, 2 (RGB)
Map of area

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