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California Wildfires

With a toll of 42 dead, the blaze is already the deadliest wildfire in California history, and more than 200 people remain missing. The Camp Fire, as the blaze that ripped through Paradise is known, is only about 30 percent contained, and has burned 125,000 acres. It continues to rage in the hills and ravines east of the city of Chico. It is also the most destructive wildfire in California history, with more than 7,600 structures destroyed, most of them homes. Two people have died in the Woolsey Fire, which is burning west of Los Angeles and has swept through parts of Malibu. About 435 structures have been destroyed, and as many as 57,000 structures are believed to be under threat. The fire is 35 percent contained and has charred more than 96,000 acres. A flare-up on Tuesday morning led to warnings that additional evacuations could be imminent. The Hill Fire in Ventura County has been kept to about 4,500 acres and is 90 percent contained.

Analysis-Ready Data (ARD)

Analysis-Ready Data (ARD) is Maxar's subscription service providing users access to time-series stacks of imagery with specific preprocessing (atmospheric compensation, radiometric correction, orthorectification and alignment) to minimize the work and time required to derive answers from pixels. Learn more about ARD here.

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