Fires in Arizona and New Mexico

Fires in Arizona and New Mexico
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Aspen Fire northeast of Tucson, Arizona, continues to grow. As of the afternoon of June 23, the fire was 12, 400 acres and only 5 percent contained. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite on June 23, 2003, shows Arizona (left) and New Mexico (right) and several large fires burning across the two states. The largest plume of smoke is coming from the Aspen Fire, but fires in New Mexico between the state line and the Rio Grande (running south through New Mexico) are also smokier than on previous days (see other images in this series.)

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  • Data Date:

    June 23, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 24, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration