Arizona Wallow Fire Scorches 400000 Acres: Satellite Photos

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By Simon Saavedra , Christian Post Correspondent
June 9, 2011|6:20 pm

NASA has recently released a series of satellite images on the raging Wallow fire that has scorched more than 390,000 acres in the state of Arizona.

As of Thursday, June 9 there are still no signs of containment for the fire that has caused evacuations in the cities of Alpine, Eager, Greer, Nutrioso, Sunrise and Springerville.

More than 2,000 people are reportedly helping control the fire whose smoke has reached as far as Canada according to KVOA.com.

The following is a gallery of satellite Wallow fire images released by NASA this week.

Arizona Fires out of control NASA JPL 7 June 2011

NASA's MISR (multi-angle imaging spectroRadiometer) took this image on the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires in Arizona. The fire has burned approximately 400,000 acres of land to which more than 2,000 people are working to contain the fire.

Wallow Fire Plume 3 miles high NASA /Kurt Severance, Jason Tackett and CALIPSO Team

NASA's calipso satellite measures the Wallow Fire's plume to be 3 miles (5 kilometers) high. The fire began on May 29 believed to have been ignited by an unattended campfire.

Smoke from Wallow Fires USGS / NASA

The Landsat 7 image shows the burning mountains of easter Arizona close to the border with New Mexico. It is said to be the second largest wildfire in the state's history.

Wallow North Fire, Arizona NASA / Jeff Schmaltz - 6 June 2011

Satellite images taken from NASA show the streaming smoke from the Wallow North fire and a much less visible Horseshoe Two fire.The red outline represents high-temperature surfaces which in this case represents the lining of the forest fires.

Raging Wallow Fires NASA / Jeff Schmaltz - 5 June 2011

A satellite view taken from NASA's Terra satellite shows the conflagration located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in east-central Arizona. So far the fire has scorched over 600 square miles of land.

 

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