NASA Satellite Captures Smoke from Guiberson Fire

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The Guiberson Fire, center, as seen from space

Just one hour and one half into the Guiberson Fire on Tuesday, NASA's Terra satellite captured smoke billowing over the Santa Susana Mountains and into the Oxnard Plain toward the Pacific Ocean. Further west is Santa Cruz Island, the biggest Channel Island at the size of 96 square miles. The smoke cloud appears to be the same size.

The fire has so-far consumed 16,400 acres and is 40 percent contained. Although firefighters believe today will be a good turning point for them in the fight, the eastern flank is currently threatening some areas of Piru in the Santa Clara River Valley. The two Red Cross shelters set up for evacuees will close at 4 p.m. today.

Other Satellite Images from Recent Wildfires
- Photo Gallery: The View From Above, NASA Images of the Station Fire
- Wounded Nature: The Station Fire's Burn Scar