Wallow North and Horseshoe Two Fires, Arizona on June 13, 2011
Fire conditions in eastern Arizona are beginning to reach a plateau. The Wallow North fire is now 18 percent contained and the Horseshoe Two fire is 53 percent contained, according to InciWeb.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite acquired this image of the fires on June 13 at 20:45 UTC (4:45 p.m. EDT). Active fire areas are outlined in red. Smoke rises from the most intensely burning areas.
On June 12 the Wallow North fire crossed the state line into western New Mexico, reported the Arizona Republic. InciWeb reported that local utility companies continue to repair power lines and poles in areas around the Horseshoe Two fire that are now safe. The Horseshoe Two fire is located in eastern Arizona, south of the Wallow fire. The USDA Forest Service reported today that the Wallow North fire has burned 452,155 Acres and the Horseshoe Two fire has burned 157,254 acres.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Melissa Quijada