The fire from ongoing clashes between Isis militants and Iraqi forces around Iraq's biggest oil refinery in Baiji, north of Baghdad, can been seen from space.
The pictures come as Iraqi forces continue to gather north of Baghdad, hoping to strike back towards the oil refinery.
President Barack Obama offered up to 300 Americans to help coordinate the fight, but has so far refrained from granting a request for air strikes.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."