07.03.12 - As America celebrates its independence, 45 active large wildfires are creating unwanted fireworks, especially in the West. JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert answers some of our questions
06.29.2012 - High temperatures dry out vegetation and decrease the relative humidity, making it easier for fires to ignite and spread.
06.28.2012 - In late June 2012 we have a surplus of smoke from many dangerous fires raging across the western United States.
06.27.12 - These images show space- and ground-based views of the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo.
Imagery from the U.S. Geological Survey shows satellite-based before and after views of fires in Colorado and New Mexico.
06.22.12 - NASA's Aqua satellite picked up smoke and identified hot spots from fires in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.
06.11.12 - Fires burning in Siberia recently sent smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the U.S. and Canada.
05.10.12 - Amazon Basin forests are expected to be less vulnerable to wildfires this year, according to the first forecast from a new fire severity model.
Immediately after the 1988 Yellowstone fire, grass flourished in the ash-rich soil, followed by young trees. By 2011, the slender saplings were still not dense enough to hide the burn scar.
11.10.11 - Researchers created a model to predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and the rest of South America months in advance.
10.19.11 - NASA has released a series of new satellite data visualizations that show tens of millions of fires detected worldwide from space since 2002.
10.19.11 - For more than a decade, instruments on NASA satellites have revolutionized what scientists know about fire's role in land cover change, ecosystem processes, and the global carbon cycle.
10.12.2011 - Australia may be in for an intense fire season this spring and summer as the warm temperatures settle in.
09.20.11 - The Pagami Creek fire in northern Minnesota, sparked by a lightning strike in mid-August, intensified significantly in mid-September, creating a smoke plume visible from space that drifted to create hazy skies over Chicago, and subsequently traveled over the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.
09.13.2011 - Wildfires burned in Texas and Oklahoma in September 2011, fueled by high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity.
08.18.11 - A NASA thermal-infrared scanner mounted in a NASA aircraft stands ready to support the Forest Service and CAL FIRE with real-time wildfire imagery.
09.07.2011 - Wildfires that have destroyed more than a thousand homes and threaten thousands more continue to rage in central Texas.
09.07.11 - Some of the more than 170 major wildfires that have erupted throughout drought-stricken Texas in the past week are visible in this NASA satellite image of east Texas.
08.30.2011 - One of the potential benefits of Hurricane Irene may be to help extinguish a large fire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp.
08.30.11 - Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests.