From Maxar: The Maxar News Bureau has gathered a new set of satellite imagery of the Kincade fire, which continues to burn in northern California near Santa Rosa. The images include sets from October 27th as well as October 30th. As you will see via the imagery, the fire burned very close to the city of Healdsburg and destroyed property on the eastern edge of the city.
Also included are several of Maxar’s commercially-unique shortwave infrared (SWIR) satellite images that show the active fires burning on October 27th. As a reminder, SWIR imagery is particularly helpful in monitoring wildfires, as it enables observers to see past most of the smoke and easily detect both the active fire lines, as well as identify the burnt vegetation. With SWIR imagery, healthy (unburnt) vegetation appears in shades of blue, while burnt areas appear as an orange/rust color. The active fire areas glow red/orange.
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