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June 16, 2013 - Fourmile and Silver fires, Arizona and New Mexico
Fourmile and Silver fires, Arizona and New Mexico Image used for Spacing Purposes
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 6/10/2013
Resolutions: 1km (62 KB)
500m (216.7 KB)
250m (527.9 KB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Credit: Jeff Schmaltz
MODIS Land Rapid Response Team,
NASA GSFC

The Fourmile fire, located 20 miles northeast of Morenci, Arizona burned as a grass fire in June, 2013. Hot, dry conditions also fueled the Silver Fire in New Mexico. On June 10 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flew over the region and captured this true-color image of both actively burning fires.

The Silver Fire, located on the Gila National Forest, east of Silver City, New Mexico was started on June 7 by a lightning strike about 7 miles southwest of Kingston, NM. On June 10, the fire was 6,700 acres in size and its potential for growth was high. By June 15, the fire continued and had consumed 21,789 acres in pinyon pine/juniper and ponderosa. At that time, Inciweb reported that the fire managers considered growth potential of this fire “extreme”.

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