June 8, 2014 - Black River Tank Fire, Arizona

Black River Tank Fire, Arizona

The Black River Tank fire is twenty-one miles southeast of Whiteriver, Arizona. It was reported by fire officials on May 29, 2014. The fuel for the fire is mostly pinyon pine, juniper, and brush. The Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire at 6:00 p.m. on June 6. According to InciWeb Incident Information System, as of June 7, the fire had consumed 3,163 acres, with 85% of the fire contained. Full containment was anticipated to be on June 10. The cause of the fire has been determined to be a lightning strike.

This true-color satellite image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on June 01, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODISís thermal bands, are outlined in red. Dark grey smoke plumes rise from the red hotspots, and blow to the east towards New Mexico.

Image Facts
Satellite: Aqua
Date Acquired: 6/1/2014
Resolutions: 1km (92.3 KB), 500m (66.1 KB), 250m (149.6 KB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC