Wallow Fire in Arizona Imagery and Map

The Wallow Fire, located near the Arizona and New Mexico border, had already burned 389,000 acres when Landsat captured a stunning aerial image of it on June 7.  Accoring to authorities, the Arizona Wallow Fire is likely to be the largest fire in the state’s history. The fire began on May 29 and is still only five percent contained as of Friday morning. Smoke from the fire has affected air quality as far north as Wyoming and as far east as Georgia. The U.S. Geological Survey and NASA cooperate closely in managing the Landsat program and we have them to thank for images such as the above image. 

To view it yourself in Google Earth, download this KML file. The image was created from a overlay using this Landsat image that was provided by the USGS.

There is a map online showing the Wallow Fire progression from azcentral.com. To see the map, click here.

Source: Google Earth Blog; ABC Newsazcentral.com  Picture: Google Earth Blog

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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