This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from June 16, 2002, shows the ongoing fires (red dots) in the western United States. Smoke plumes are diminished from previous images, showing the effects of good weather and firefighters? efforts.
Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.
Numerous large wildfires are scorching the western United States in June. Firefighters in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico are battling several large fires, including the 100,000+ acre Hayman Fire southwest of Denver, Colorado.