Fires in the U.S. Southwest

Wildfiresand Smoke in Arizona

27 June 2006

Brins Fire Near Sedona

Northeast of Sedona, Arizona, the Brins Fire continued to threaten parts of Oak Creek Canyon on23 June 2006. This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer(ASTER) on NASA’s Terrasatellite shows the Brins Fire and the town of Sedona. The image doesn’t appear exactly like a digital photo because it uses ASTER’s observations of shortwave and near-infrared light to make the burned area stand out from the unburned vegetation. Vegetation appears red, the burn scar appears charcoal, and bare ground or thinly vegetated ground appears tan or yellow. Route 89, sections of which have been closed by the fire, runs in a gray ribbon through Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. The haze in the scene may be a mixture of smoke and thinclouds.

23 June  2006

(source: EarthObservatory)

According to reports from the National Interagency Fire Center on26 June, the Brins Fire was threatening residences, commercial structures, endangered specieshabitat, and the Oak Creek watershed and Scenic Highway. On that date, the agency estimated the fire was1,700 ha and about 50 percent contained.

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center

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