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Environment

Amazing time-lapse video of the Sand Fire now blazing in northern Los Angeles County

ImaGeo iconImaGeoBy Tom YulsmanJuly 23, 2016 11:34 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h1gEDHX5N0 The Sand Fire started yesterday at about 2 p.m. near Santa Clarita, California and has since exploded to 11,000 acres in hot and dry conditions, according to the latest report on InciWeb. Once some imagery of the area from the Terra and Aqua satellites is available, my plan now is to come back later with a new, more detailed post. For now, check out this absolutely stunning timelapse video of the blaze shot last night by Mo Sabawi and posted to his Youtube channel. (Find him on Twitter here: @MoBawi24) Also, have a look at this video, posted to Twitter, of a water drop over the blaze last night by a Los Angeles County Fire Department Firehawk helicopter: https://twitter.com/LACoFireAirOps/status/756719825011945473 Lastly, check out this video showing the Sand Fire from the vantage of space:

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Screenshot of an animation of satellite imagery showing the Sand Fire. Click it to watch the video on Youtube. Look in the circled area for smoke from the fire. (Source: NOAA/McIDAS) This animation is based on imagery from the GOES-West satellite. It begins with an infrared view during the nighttime between Friday and Saturday. Note the dark spot indicative of hot temperatures from the fire. The animation then transitions to daytime imagery in which smoke is clearly visible. The yellow numbers in the video show the strength of wind gusts. A friend in west Los Angeles reports that the sky is smokey, and ash has been falling. Check back later for more on this developing story.

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