08 Jun '11, 4pm

Wallow Fire Sends Smoke across Midwest [image] #NASA // still visible even today.

Wallow Fire Sends Smoke across Midwest [image] #NASA // still visible even today.

High winds and low humidity fueled extreme fire behavior as the Wallow Fire continued to consume acres of forested land in the mountains of eastern Arizona on June 7, 2011. By the end of the day, the fire had burned 311,481 acres (487 square miles), up 77,959 acres (122 square miles) from the previous day. As the fire raged, smoke poured across the United States, clouding skies over the Midwest. At 11:05 a.m. Arizona time, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite acquired this image, a dense band of smoke was visible from Texas to Nebraska. Winds had blown the smoke eastward from New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming, where it hovered on June 5. The thick smoke in this image was only part of the smoky haze plaguing the continental United States in early June. According to the U.S. Air Quality “Smog Blog,” smoke from fires in Arizona...

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The Wallow Fire has become the second largest fire in Arizona history.:

The Wallow Fire has become the second largest f...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jun '11, 11am

After several days of extreme fire behavior, the Wallow Fire has become the second largest fire in Arizona history. By ear...

That giant fire in Arizona is now twice the siz...

mnn.com 08 Jun '11, 3pm

Despite all the thunderstorms that have plagued the Central U.S. for the past three months, intense sunshine has still bee...

Wallow Fire, Arizona [image] #NASA

Wallow Fire, Arizona [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jun '11, 5pm

On June 13, the Wallow Fire became the largest in Arizona’s history, surpassing the Rodeo Chediski Fire by about 1,000 acr...

The Conservancy's fire crew has been sent to th...

nature.org 11 Jun '11, 7pm

The Nature Conservancy’s Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module is on the front lines of the Wallow Fire, working hard to p...

Smoke over the Atlantic Ocean [image] #NASA

Smoke over the Atlantic Ocean [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jun '11, 4pm

Smoke from fires in Georgia and Florida streamed eastward over the Atlantic Ocean on June 15, 2011. The Moderate Resolutio...

Foul air spreads across the United States. EO: ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jun '11, 10pm

Hazy skies greeted many Americans on June 8, 2011, as poor air quality dominated from the Midwest to the Atlantic Seaboard...