NASA and the US Geological Survey's Landsat 8 satellite got a look at the fire on Thursday that shows hot spots and a massive smoke plume trailing across the landscape. The bright spots near the top show where the fire is active as seen by the satellite's infrared view. The rest of the image is in natural color.
The Camp Fire 90 miles north of Sacramento has sparked evacuations and already torn through the town of Paradise, leaving much of it in ruins. A California fire tracker estimates that it's burned 70,000 acres with very little containment as of Friday. Strong winds are complicating the battle to bring it under control.