Heat from a fire that destroys Ogden grocery store Saturday night is visible on satellite

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November 3rd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

A fire started at a grocery store in Ogden sometime between 8-and 9-p.m., Saturday, grew to be so large and hot, that it became visible on a Weather Service satellite. According to reports, flames at the “Ogden Mart” on W. Walnut Street, shot 50-feet into the air. At least one wall of the building had collapsed overnight. Crews were still battling the blaze early this (Sunday) morning. There was no one in the building, and no injuries have been reported.

The Ogden Iowa grocery story fire during the evening of Saturday November 2 was hot enough to display on GOES-16 satellite imagery. This image was from 9:36pm CDT. The brighter, more yellowy colors depict the satellite sensing warmer temperature

The National Weather Service reports the fire was hot enough to display on GOES-16 satellite imagery. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 has 16 different channels to sample all sorts of different atmospheric phenomena.