A timelapse graphic using satellite data depicts the spread of the Caldor Fire in northern California as it grew to more than 122,000 acres over 10 days up to August 25, according to OroraTech, the wildfire monitoring service that published it.
The Germany-based OroraTech says it uses data from various satellite data providers to provide real-time updates on fire conditions around the world.
By the morning of August 26, the fire had grown to more than 136,600 acres and was just 12 percent contained, fire officials said.
More than 2,800 personnel were deployed to battle the fire, which had already destroyed 465 residences, 11 commercial properties, and was still threatening more than 17,000 other structures, officials said. Credit: OroraTech via Storyful