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June 25, 2013 - Black Forest Fire
Started on June 11, 2013, the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colorado, (lower left) was the state’s most destructive wildfire in history, burning over 14,000 acres and destroying more than 500 homes. The images above show the area as seen from the Landsat 7 satellite (acquired April 27, 2013) and Landsat 8 satellite (acquired June 22, 2013). The burned area can easily be seen in red tones.
Additional information about these Landsat images can be found in the Image of the Week gallery.