Catalina Fire from Space

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Chris Reed from Bigelow Aerospace sends in this pic (click the above for much larger full version) of the fire on Catalina island, taken from space. He writes:

“We’ve put on our Web site a new image beamed down from Genesis I that shows a smoke plume emanating from the island of Santa Catalina off of the Southern California coast on May 11. More than 4,000 acres burned in the fire that forced the island’s evacuation and threatened the famed tourist town of Avalon.”

Here’s the bigger version. [Thanks Xeni!]