NASA captures Yukon fires that blanketed SE skies


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A satellite photo from NASA shows a number of fires burning in the Yukon Territory. Those fires sent smoke as far west as Southeast Alaska and blanketed the region with white skies last week.

(CBC) NASA’s Aqua satellite captured images on July 14 showing wildfires burning in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Those fires were responsible for blanketing the skies of Southeast Alaska last week with a white cover of smoke.

In a press release, NASA officials stated, “red outlines indicate hot spots where (satellites) detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire. In the Yukon Territory of Canada, several large wildfires continue to burn unabated. The fires on this image are located near Carmacks and also near Stewart Crossing.”

Several wildfires went uncontained earlier...

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