1. Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Image captured on 17 June 2016 by the VIIRS instrument, on board the Suomi-NPP satellite.

Sherpa fire Santa Barbara NPP 17 June 2016 Lg

Image of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara, CA, USA, acquired on 17 June 2016 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite. The fire began on 15 June 2016 at approximately 3:15pm. There is anticipated high heat, low humidity and sundowner winds (offshore northerly winds similar to Santa Ana winds that occur at sunset) that may increase fire activity.

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Sources: Sherpa Fire, InciWeb

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017 at 3:35 PM EDT