Colorado fires from space

A picture released today by the satellite company, Digital Globe, captures the extent of the Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs. You’ll want to click the image for a bigger version.

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Google’s crisis maps is using Digital Globe’s infrared imagery to help people determine if they’ve lost their homes.

Unseen from space, however, is the breathtaking randomness of what burned and what didn’t …

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  • Robert Moffitt

    I’m always amazed how some people who lose nearly all their worldly goods in fires, floods, storms, etc. can often put on a brave, even cheerful face to the world.

    I wonder if I could do the same, if my house burned to ash. I’m not sure I could.