NASA satellites monitor Arizona Bush Fire
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes the role of Earth-observing satellites in helping detect and monitor wildfires such as the Bush Fire in Arizona.
On June 13, 2020, a burning car ignited the Bush Fire on State Route 87 about 30 miles northeast of Phoenix. By June 30, the Bush Fire had become one of the five largest fires in the history of Arizona, burning more than 193,000 acres.
Arizona is dealing with multiple wildfires across the state. The Bighorn Fire northeast of Tucson, which was caused by lightning, has burned at least 115,000 acres. Gusty winds have made firefighting efforts extremely challenging this week.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard