Warm Fire in Northern Arizona
The Warm Fire in northern Arizona was churning out a huge cloud of smoke on June 26, 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 the June 27 report from the National Interagency Fire Center, the Warm Fire had grown to more than 58,000 acres, and it had forced officials to close down the main highway that runs southward to the Grand Canyon.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.