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Forest Fires over Northwest Manitoba, June 2006
This satellite image shows forest fires over northwest Manitoba 1 as well as northern Saskatchewan 2 and northern Alberta 3. 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 Lake 4 on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border 5. Active fires are located east of the north end of Reindeer Lake 6, east of Barrington Lake 7, 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.
[i] NASA Earth Observatory News, June 2006.