Wallow Fire, Arizona
Started on May 29, 2011, the Wallow Fire swiftly grew into a large wildfire in the mountains of eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border.
According to the U.S. Forest Service's Incident Information System, the fire is now 82 percent contained. Fire crews have focused their efforts in the southeast portion of the fire near the Blue River drainage.
The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite acquired this image on June 21, 2011. Plant-covered land is red in the false color image, which includes both visible and infrared light. Patches of unburned forest are bright red in subtle contrast with slightly darker areas where flecks of black indicate some burning.
To learn more about this image visit the NASA Earth Observatory: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=51204&src=nha
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.