NOAA satellite image shows Northern California fires from space

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Satellite imagery of the wildfires in California
"Satellite imagery of the #wildfires in #California today captured by the VIIRS instrument DayNight Band." - NOAASatellites

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shared a satellite image showing the magnitude of the wildfires that have devastated Northern California.

The image, taken on October 9 at 3:15 am PST, shows several fires burning north of San Francisco.

At least four have died from the fires sweeping across the North Bay. Over 65,000 acres across eight counties have been charred and 1,500 structures have been destroyed.

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Debbie Wolfe looks over the burned ruins of her home of 30 years Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
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