NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

NASA's science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes from roughly 65,000 feet.

The smoke plumes were produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, around 1 p.m. PST on Dec. 5th, 2017.

As of Dec. 6, authorities state 65,000 acres have been burned and the fire remains zero percent contained.

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