Rodeo and Chediski Fires, Arizona
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Over the June 22 weekend, the Rodeo and Chediski Fires in Arizona grew explosively, and the two large fires are now beginning to merge. At lower left, the westernmost red dots (fire detections) are associated with the Chediski Fire and the easternmost with the Rodeo Fire. The Rodeo Fire is now 205,000 acres, and the Chediski is over 100,000. More than 200 structures have been lost in the two blazes, but many more hundreds have been saved by firefighters. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was acquired Sunday, June 23, 2002.Red dots mark active fires. In the false-color images, vegetation is bright green and burned areas are reddish-brown.