In South Australia to the west of Spencer Gulf, devastating bushfires swept across the farmland and grazing lands on the Erye Peninsula in the second week of January 2005. A wall of fast-moving flames scorched the landscape, nearly spanning the southern tip of the peninsula between Boston Bay on the east and Coffin Bay to the west. The burned area appears reddish in this false-color image made from data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">(MODIS)</a> on NASA’s <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on January 12. Vegetation appears green, and naturally bare ground or sparse vegetation appears pinkish tan. Areas where MODIS detected actively burning fire are marked in red. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.