Fires in the U.S. Southwest

Wildfiresand Smoke in Arizona

28 June 2006

Warm Fire in Northern Arizona

The Warm Fire in northern Arizona was churning out a huge cloud of smoke on26 June 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and collected this image just before 1:00 p.m local time. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are marked in red. Smoke spreads southward over the Grand Canyon. According to the27 June report from the National Interagency Fire Center, the Warm Fire had grown to more than23,500 ha, and it had forced officials to close down the main highway that runs southward to the Grand Canyon.

26 June  2006

(source: EarthObservatory)

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel.

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center

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