Last update: March 23rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the intensity of the Spring Creek Fire, the third-largest wildfire in Colorado history that was sparked by an illegal campfire on June 27.
The wildfire was around 83 percent contained on Thursday, but officials have estimated that it will not be completely contained until the end of July. At least 140 homes have been destroyed and the fire has spread over 107,967 acres of land.
This image was acquired on July 6 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory