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Tracking the Rim Fire in Google Earth

by Mickey Mellen on Aug.26, 2013, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

The “Rim Fire” in the western United States has expanded greatly after hitting Yosemite National Park, spreading in a massive blaze of over 125,000 acres.

InciWeb has some amazing maps of the fire, including a detailed look at the current perimeter of it:

rim-perimeter

While the size of the fire is clearly the biggest concern, the quantity of smoke generated by the fire is staggering.  To illustrate that, the NASA Earth Observatory has released an image that was taken on August 22 which clearly shows the scale of the smoke.  You can view that image in Google Earth by using this KML file.

rim-smoke

For the latest geo-related info on the fire, the InciWeb page seems to be your best bet.  If you know of other great resources, please leave a comment and let us know.

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Burning down the house

by Street View on Mar.11, 2010, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA


The ultimate streetview image. Clueless guy in underwear coming out of a burning house. Man calmly pointing. Shirtless neighbour running towards the fire. And then the For sale sign.

View Larger Map (thanks Jennifer)

Oh, did I mention the name of the street? Water Street… Jennifer who sent this image to streetviewfun: “The best part about this is… the address that is listed as is a house we were going to look into buying.”

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