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Florida Fire South of Tucson Arizona
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Florida Fire, South of Tucson, Arizona

April 19, 2013
Lightning triggered a wildfire in the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona that grew to more than 11,000 acres by July 13, 2005. The fire was threatening homes in Madera Canyon, as well as structures at the Mt. Hopkins Observatory. Habitat for the spotted owl and migratory birds was threatened. This image of the Florida Fire south of Tucson was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on July 12, 2005. The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.


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