Colorado fires seen by Pléiades

Pléiades 1A, the first European very high resolution satellite built and operated by Astrium, has taken an image of the forest fires that are raging in Colorado, with more than 200 square kilometers scorched and at least 181 homes destroyed.

This image from 17th June 2012 shows active fires and the extent of the areas affected by the forest fire.

Pléiades Satellite Image - The High Park Fire near Fort Collins, USA


Effectiveness of retardant spread (colored red) airdropped to protect buildings or strategic areas.

Colorado fires seen by Pléiades