Because of persisting heat and drought, several countries have been struggling with huge forest fires. After the US (Alaska, California) and Greece, now Spain has been struck by huge forest fires. On 25 July 2015, several forest fires were incinerated in a region northwest of Barcelona. Especially near the town of Odena the fire spread rapidly and burned down more than 12 km2 within 24 hours, which forced about 1,000 people out of their homes. This PROBA-V false-color 300 m image of 26 July 2015 clearly shows the various blueish smoke plumes resulting from the fires.