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PHOTO: Black Forest Fire From Space

Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team

The Black Forest Fire was confirmed to have grown radically in size overnight. This NASA photo shows the size of fire Wednesday.

Unlike the last sat photo we posted which showed off Colorado and New Mexico, this one focuses in solely on the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs. As NASA writes at the Earth Observatory:

On June 12, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the Black Forest fire burning north of Colorado Springs. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires.

Read More: More Evacuations For Black Forest Fire; Other Colorado Fires Still Burning

Source - H/T to NASA Earth Observatory on Twitter

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.
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