Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua Satellite
Scale: 1:66,000,000 (approx.)
Location of X=60º N, 102º W
Forest Fires over Northwest Manitoba, June 2006
This satellite image shows forest fires over northwest Manitoba1 as well as northern Saskatchewan2 and northern Alberta3. Smoke is imaged as white, and places where the satellite detected actively burning fires are marked in red. A veil of smoke almost obscures Reindeer Lake4 on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border 5. Active fires are located east of the north end of Reindeer Lake 6, east of BarringtonLake7, and near Southern Indian Lake 8, with a scattering further north 9. The fires were mainly triggered by lightening and caused evacuations on June 28.[i] On June 26 smoke was being blown southeast beyond Lake Winnipeg.