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July 25, 2013 - The Stuart Creek 2 Fire

Stuart Creek 2 Fire Before Image
Landsat 8
May 26, 2013
Stuart Creek 2 Fire After Image
Landsat 8
July 13, 2013
Stuart Creek Map
Stuart Creek 2 Fire Before Image
Stuart Creek 2 Fire After Image
May 26, 2013 July 13, 2013
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The Stuart Creek 2 Fire started June 19, 2013, near Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. When the Landsat 8 image above was captured on July 13, 2013, the fire had already burned nearly 85,000 acres. So far this summer, over 70 fires have destroyed more than 1 million acres in Alaska. Still noticeable on both images is the scar left by the 2012 Dry Creek Fire (on the left) that burned over 48,000 acres. 

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