Satellite Imagery Captures Smoke From Mosquito Fire Amid Air Quality Concerns

Satellite imagery captured smoke blowing from California’s Mosquito fire amid air quality concerns in the region on Thursday, September 15.

In the neighboring state of Nevada, some schools and colleges were forced to cancel classes due to the wildfire smoke, according to local reports.

The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, CIRA, posted this satellite footage showing the fire’s activity on Wednesday.

By Thursday, the Mosquito fire burned 64,159 acres (100.2 square miles) and was 20 percent contained, according to official fire reports. Credit: CIRA via Storyful

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