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Satellites watch wildfire threaten Yosemite National Park

Multiple satellites are monitoring a ferocious wildfire that erupted in the vicinity of California’s famous Yosemite National Park and has devoured over 25 square miles (65 square kilometersTK square kilometers) of land within a few days. 

NASA’s Earth-observing Landsat satellites watched what is dubbed the Oak Fire at various stages of development after it ignited in Mariposa County, west of the national park, on Friday (July 22). The GOES-17 satellite, operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has also observed the fire, as has Europe’s Sentinel-2 satellite.

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