Fire on Mount Kenya

27 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019

A fire high on the slopes of Mount Kenya in February 2019 charred thousands of hectares of moorland within Mount Kenya National Park.

Satellites began to detect evidence of fire on the mountain’s eastern slope on February 23, 2019. Warm, windy weather caused the blaze to spread rapidly over the following week.

NASA Earth Observatory images by Adam Voiland, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Caption by Adam Voiland.