The King Fire near Sacramento, California has spread rapidly, resulting in the evacuations of thousands. NASA’s Active Fire data picks up the fire clearly, and when viewed on Global Forest Watch, you can also see that much of the affected area is managed forests with a patchwork of clearcuts and tree plantations.

King Fire, California

Wind direction data from Global Forest Watch Fires shows smoke from the fire being pushed in the direction of Lake Tahoe to the east.

King Fire Wind