The Wallow fire began May 29, 2011 in the Bear Wallow Wilderness area located in eastern Arizona. High winds and low humidity combined to turn the the Wallow Fire into Arizona’s largest wildfire to date by June 14, 2011 with over 733 square miles burned.
In this image the Wallow Fire burn scar is red, ongoing fires are very bright red, smoke is blue, water is black and dark blue and bare ground is tan.
This Landsat 5 image was acquired June 15, 2011. It is a false color image using ETM+ bands 7, 4 and 2. The Wallow Fire falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 35 Rows 36 & 37.
The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Landsat satellites have been consistently gathering data about our planet since 1972. They continue to improve and expand this unparalleled record of Earth’s changing landscapes, for the benefit of all. The next Landsat satellite is scheduled to launch in December 2012.
Wikipedia. Wallow Fire. Accessed June 15, 2011[external link]
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