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The devastating Woolsey Fire that ravaged Southern California was one of the most lethal wildfires that the United States has ever seen.
As of Tuesday, 98 per cent of the fire had been contained but the 97,000 acres that the fire burnt to the ground have left such a mark on the landscape that it can be seen from space.
The #WoolseyFire in Southern California has left a scar on the landscape so large that it is easily visible from sp… https://t.co/CqQmVRtwoE — NASA (@NASA)
The pictures was taken using Nasa's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), which is housed on the Terra satellite, on November 18.
@NASA @NASAEarth Sad picture indeed! — Eileen (@Eileen)
The fire destroyed 1500 structures, damaged 341 others and also claimed three lives.
Nasa's online mapping tool the Rehabilitation Capability Convergence for Ecosystem Recovery (RECOVER) at Idaho State University will assist fire managers with their recovery efforts after the fire.
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