04 Aug '12, 10pm

Myrtle Fire in South Dakota: It’s been a busy summer for wildfires in South Dakota. In July, a large fire emerge...

Myrtle Fire in South Dakota: It’s been a busy summer for wildfires in South Dakota. In July, a large fire emerge...

Like many states in the Central Plains and the West, South Dakota has endured a busy wildfire season. According to National Interagency Fire Center statistics, wildfires had burned more than 96,000 acres in the state from January 1 through August 3, 2012. That acreage is just shy of the total burned in all of 2011 (97,230 acres) and far more than in 2010 (6,175 acres) or 2009 (10,056 acres). The most severe year for South Dakota wildfires in the past decade was 2006, when 237,807 acres burned. One of the blazes that proved most challenging for firefighters was the Myrtle Fire, just west of the town of Pringle. From July 19–24, the fire singed more than 10,080 acres of ponderosa pine forest. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this view of the burn scar on July 28, 2012. The fire began south of U.S. 385 when a Forest Service ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78739&s...

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