Wildfires are a part of nature, or so I'm told. That doesn't mean I have to like it. The smoke from the Pioneer Fire near Boise and now the Dry Creek Fire near Stanley Lake are visible from many parts of Idaho. Now, you can see what they look like from space.

NASA catalogs pictures all the time of atmospheric stuff because that's what scientists do, or so I'm told. The MODIS website is a great place to view these unique images.

In the picture above, you can see the Idaho fires smoke in the upper right area. The National Weather Service in Boise shared an even more recent picture on Facebook this week also.

Last time I checked, crews were in the process of making headway in containment of Pioneer while Dry Creek had expanded to over 781 acres. Here's hoping those fire crews have success so the scientists can go back to looking at regular clouds with their satellites instead of Idaho burning.