The Signal Fire was spotted from the Signal Peak Lookout Tower on May 11, 2014. Burning in southwestern New Mexico, the fire had consumed 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) by 6:00 p.m. local time on May 12. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image at 1:55 p.m. local time (19:55 UTC) on May 12. The fire is outlined in red.
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