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June 7, 2012 - New Mexico's Whitewater-Baldy fire

Whitewater-Baldy fire Before
Landsat 7
May 1, 2012
Whitewater-Baldy fire After
Landsat 7
June 2, 2012
Whitewater-Baldy fire Before
Whitewater-Baldy fire After
May 1, 2012 June 2, 2012
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After burning for two weeks, two lightning sparked fires merged in mid-May to form the Whitewater Baldy Complex Wildfire in the Gila Wilderness of western New Mexico. The largest wildfire in New Mexico history, the fire had consumed over 260,000 acres by June 6.

The Landsat 7 imagery above shows the immensity of the fire in the steep, inaccessible terrain.