NASA Imagery Request From Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Attention NASA Earth Science: Can You Help These Folks?, SpaceRef

"I'm not sure if 'suggest a story' is the right heading, but here goes anyway. I live on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, and found your site while trying to find recent pictures of our Island from space, on the net. ... Most of theses fires have destroyed conservation parks, and probably incinerated thousands of our native animals, plus burnt onto several farms, killed about 800 sheep, and taken the precious life of one of our young local men. About 700 firefighters from around Australia and a number of water bombers were sent to fire the fires, which are now said to be 'contained'."

Bob & Lorraine Zinnack, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Editor's 17 Dec update: Response (with images) from Matt Hancher, Lead, NASA/Google Planetary Content Team, NASA Ames Research Center: "In response to your question on SpaceRef and NASAWatch about additional NASA imagery of the Kangaroo Island fire: this is actually something that NASA (specifically the Earth Observatory team at Goddard in conjunction with the University of Maryland) has been doing quite well for years through the MODIS Rapid Response (MRR) project."

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