Forest fires, Canary Islands, July 2007

Forest fires, Canary Islands, July 2007

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Credit: MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM/GSFC/NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Forest fires, Canary Islands, July 2007, satellite image. North is at top. The fires are on the two main islands at centre, Tenerife (left) and Gran Canaria (right). The smoke (grey) is being blown south-west. The African mainland is at bottom right. More than 2000 people were evacuated due to these fires. This image, covering an area some 600 kilometres across, was obtained on 30 July 2007, by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite.

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