The Horseshoe Two Fire, as seen from a NASA satellite.
The Horseshoe Two Fire, as seen from a NASA satellite.
Image: NASA

NASA Releases Satellite Photos of Massive Arizona Wildfires; Full Evacuation Ordered for Eagar, Springerville

 NASA satellite photos released today show just how much of Arizona's precious forests are being lost to fire.

Remarkably, for fires this big, there have been no reported deaths or injuries. We saw something about burn injuries while Web-surfing for fire news, but that story was about a worker at a Chandler Intel plant.

Inciweb, the federal government's fire information site, says nothing on its Horseshoe Two page about anyone getting hurt, and the Wallow Fire page states as of its 9 p.m. update that no injuries have been reported to date.

Yet the wildfire is still zero percent contained. About 2,500 people are working to put out the Wallow Fire alone. Full evacuation was ordered this evening for Eagar and Springerville.

Scroll down for the shot of the larger fire:

Wallow Fire
Wallow Fire
Image: NASA

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: