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Rocky Mountain Fires
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This Landsat image of the area of the Hayman fire in Colorado was taken on July 16, 2002. Vegetation appears red and burn scar appears black in the false-color image (top). The lower image shows burn intensity, with green corresponding to least burned areas and red indicated most burned areas.
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.