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Peppin Fire on El Capitan

Peppin Fire on El Capitan

The Peppin Fire in the El Capitan Mountains of New Mexico continues to elude firefighters’ complete control as of Monday, June 14, 2004. According to the morning briefing report of the National Interagency Coordination Center, “Hazardous terrain, poor accessibility, heavy dead fuel loading, drought, and high winds continue to be concerns.” This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite shows the fire on Sunday, June 13. The actively burning parts of the fire detected by MODIS have been outlined in red. This image is available in multiple resolutions.

Image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC