Woolsey fire in California seen from space

Over 40,000 hectares burnt in Los Angeles County

SPOT and Pléiades satellite constellations, operated by Airbus Defence and Space, have captured images of the devastating wildfires in the county of Los Angeles.

The Woolsey Fire is now one of the largest on record for Los Angeles County, dating back more than 100 years. The fire has destroyed at least 504 structures and damaged 96 others, according to the L.A. County Fire Department. Approximately 57,000 more are still threatened. The cause of the Woolsey Fire remained under investigation.

 

SPOT 6 image (false colors) before (December 13th 2015) and after (November 12th 2018)

Pléiades image before (September 6th 2015) and after (November 12th 2018)