The Rodeo-Chediski Fire in east-central Arizona had grown to over 463,000 acres as of Monday, July 1, 2002. The fire is about 45 percent contained, and many evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes; however, the danger is still high. Most of the containment lines constructed so far are holding. True- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) were captured on June 30. The true-color image on the left shows the thick smoke that billows from the fire, while the false-color image on the right shows the burned area. Vegetation is bright green, fire detection pixels are bright red, and the burned areas are reddish-brown.
Please note that the high-resolution, true-color scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor's fullest resolution in true and false color, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.