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.
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