California's raging wildfires
This Envisat image captures the smoke arising from raging wildfires burning in Los Angeles, California. Nearly a dozen wildfires driven by strong easterly winds ripped across Southern California on Sunday, killing one person and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.
A state of emergency has been declared in seven counties hit by the blazes: Los Angeles, San Diego Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Image acquired 21 October 2007 at 18:20 UTC by the MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) instrument aboard ESA’s Envisat satellite.