NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland.
On June 22, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of the Jaroso fire burning in northern New Mexico. Thick smoke billowed east from the southwestern corner of the fire’s burn scar. Lightning ignited the fire northeast of Santa Fe on June 10, 2013, and it had burned through nearly 4,500 acres (1,800 hectares) of conifer forests by June 24.
- InciWeb (2013, June 24) Jaroso Fire. Accessed June 24, 2013.
- InciWeb (2013, June 24) Jaroso Fire Photos. Accessed June 24, 2013.
- Santa Fe New Mexican (2013, June 23) Team behind Jaroso Fire battle works to keep firefighters safe. Accessed June 24, 2013.
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