Marcial Fire in New Mexico
November 26, 2007
Just to the south of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge along the Rio Grande in southwestern New Mexico, a large fire was billowing out a thick plume of smoke when the MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on May 4, 2006. According to a local news report, the fire is burning in salt cedar along the banks of the river, and fire fighters were conducting â€œburn outâ€ operations (carefully burning vegetation in the fire's path to starve it of fuel) to prevent the spread of the fire northward into the refuge.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Socorro County, New Mexico, Bosque, Forests, Southwestern New Mexico, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Fire, Apache, New Mexico, Rio Grande, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mexico