West Coast wildfire smoke extends to Michigan in stunning satellite image


A huge pool of smoke from the West Coast Wildfire is captured in a remarkable satellite image.

The image, tweeted by the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center, appears to be spreading smoke as far east as Michigan. The fire is ravaging California and Oregon.

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Satellite image showing wildfire smoke. According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Center, the area of ​​orange contour is smog in the mid-upper levels of the atmosphere reaching Michigan, which notes that the red contour shows dense smoke near the West Coast.
(National Weather Service Weather Forecast Center)

The Weather Prediction Center tweeted on Saturday, “Here is a visible satellite image that shows the vast amount of wildfire smoke at 2pm PDT.” “The area in the orange contour is the smoke in the mid-upper levels of the atmosphere that has reached as far east as Michigan! The red contour is dense smoke near the West Coast.”

Other satellite images have also shown the incredible scale of the wildfire.

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The death toll has risen above 30 and could rise rapidly, with Oregon officials saying they are preparing for a possible “mass casualty incident” if more corpses are found in the ashes.

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The death toll has so far suffered in California, as more than two dozen active major fires have burned thousands of square miles. President Donald Trump plans to visit the state for a briefing on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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