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April 17, 2019JPEG
On April 17, 2019, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of a large wildfire burning in rugged, forested terrain west of Cienega de Escobar in Durango, Mexico. The sensor first detected evidence of the fire two days earlier. The blaze was one of 95 wildfires of varying sizes burning in 18 Mexican states, according to news reports.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Adam Voiland, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Caption by Adam Voiland.
Smoke from a large fire in northwest Mexico streamed east.
Hundreds of fires burned in Mexico in 2019.
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