High Park Fire, Colo.
The smoke from Colorado's High Park Fire continues to be visible on NASA satellite imagery. As of June 14, 2012, the fire had consumed 46,820 acres or approximately 73.1 square miles (189.5 square kilometers).
The High Park Fire is located approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service noted on the Inciweb website on June 14 at 12 a.m. EDT, " The western flank of the fire is active and continues to be an area of concern, particularly as it moves into an area that contains 70 percent beetle killed trees. A 120-acre spot fire on the north side of Hwy 14 has been contained as of Tuesday (June 13) afternoon." The fire is currently 10 percent contained.
On June 13, 2012 at 1740 UTC (1:40 p.m. EDT) the light brown colored smoke and the heat signatures from the fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
For more information, evacuation updates and firefighting updates, visit the Inciweb website: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904/.
Images: NASA Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Text: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Rob Gutro