09 Jun '11, 11am

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

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

After several days of extreme fire behavior, the Wallow Fire has become the second largest fire in Arizona history. By early afternoon on June 8, 2011, the fire had consumed 389,000 acres (608 square miles), largely in the Apache National Forest, and was completed uncontained. This image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite, shows the fire at 1:25 p.m. local time. The actively burning fire front (outlined in red) surrounds a vast area of charred land. High winds propelled the fire, igniting spot fires as much as three miles ahead of the fire front on June 8, said the Arizona Emergency Information Network. Dense plumes of smoke billow from the fire and stream northeast in the strong winds that drove the flames. The smoke has been affecting air quality through much of the United States. The Wallow Fire started because of h...

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

Wallow Fire Sends Smoke across Midwest [image] ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Jun '11, 4pm

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Wallow Fire, Arizona [image] #NASA

Wallow Fire, Arizona [image] #NASA

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

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nature.org 11 Jun '11, 7pm

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350.org 08 Jun '11, 11pm

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mnn.com 08 Jun '11, 3pm

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biologicaldiversity.org 10 Jun '11, 9pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 May '11, 4am

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

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