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Fawn Peak Complex Fire in Washington

Fawn Peak Complex Fire in Washington

Started by lightning on June 29, the Fawn Peak Complex Fire had grown to more than 60,000 acres as of July 27, 2003. The fire was about 35 percent contained and was steadily approaching the U.S.-Canada border. Negotiations are underway to bring in Canadian firefighters to help battle the spread of the fire. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of the fire (marked in red in center) was captured by the Aqua satellite on July 27.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC