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Oil fires in Libya continue

January 28, 2016

The oil refinery fires in Libya that were started by attacks on oil terminals in Libya in very early January continue.

The stream of black smoke that emanates from the refinery has grown tremendously as the fires caused by the initial shelling have spread to giant storage tanks. These fires are reported to be raging in Sidra, on the coast between Sirte and Benghazi. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red. The initial image of the fires taken on January 07, 2016 can be found here for comparison: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2016/terra-captures-images-of-oil-fires-in-libya
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NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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