Fires in Arizona and New Mexico
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on July 5, 2003, shows the Dry Lake Complex Fire burning in western New Mexico. Started by lightning on May 30, 2003, the fire has burned about 60,000 acres so far. The high-resolution image also shows the Aspen Fire in Arizona, to the southwest of the Dry Lake Complex Fire.