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How much of the forest is gone after the Black Forest fire?

Published: July 12, 2013, 10:36 am, by Ryan Handy

Technically, the Black Forest fire, which started on June 11, burned 14,280 acres.¬† It didn’t entirely consume the forest–there are large pockets of greenery that survived–but in other areas it was utterly devastating.

This before-and-after NASA image of the fire gives¬† a glimpse of just how much of the forest is gone–and that’s quite a bit.

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