Fire Burns Durango

Fire Burns Durango

On April 17, 2019, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of a large wildfire burning in rugged, forested terrain west of Cienega de Escobar in Durango, Mexico. The sensor first detected evidence of the fire two days earlier. The blaze was one of 95 wildfires of varying sizes burning in 18 Mexican states, according to news reports.

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  • Data Date:

    April 17, 2019
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2019
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration