According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the fire broke out last Friday in the Sierra National Forest, burning more than 150,000 acres, and producing this huge cloud that can be seen from space.
The (NOAA) moons picked up the giant pyrocumulonimbus cloud about 45,000 feet above the area, and this phenomenon was formed by the intense heat from the flames that mixed with the moisture in the atmosphere, which led to the formation of a huge cloud that also led to thunderstorms.
Fire departments across California have faced more than 900 forest fires since August 15, many of them driven by record temperatures and other strange weather conditions, including concentrations of thousands of lightning strikes in a number of different areas.
Cloud of flames
Five new fires were also identified over the weekend, which burned more than 100,000 acres in a few days.
Rescuers in military helicopters took 207 people to safety over the weekend after a forest fire in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest in northern California, which has been burning since Friday noon.
Space.com reported that the flames had burned more than 150,000 acres and created fiery tornadoes and intense thunderstorms, as the dense cloud appeared on September 5, with the growing column refreshed the following day.