Map of smoke from wildfires, June 10, 2011

Smoke map, 1545, 6-10-2011
Map of smoke from wildfires, 3:45 p.m. MT, 6-10-2011

The map shows smoke created by wildfires. It appears that the southwest and south portions of the United States are affected by smoke, with much of it coming from the Wallow fire in Arizona, fires in Mexico, and others in Louisiana, east Texas, and Arkansas. The states of New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, and parts of Oklahoma and Texas are being hit the hardest.

The red dots are fires, while the smoke is green (thin), yellow (moderately dense), and purple (dense).

Map of smoke from wildfires, June 6, 2011

Wildfire smoke map June 6 2011
Wildfire smoke map, updated at 12:15 p.m. MT, June 6, 2011. NOAA

The map shows smoke created by wildfires. It appears that the eastern two-thirds of the United States is affected by smoke, with most of it coming from the Wallow fire in Arizona. The states of New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and parts of Oklahoma and Texas are being hit the hardest.

The red dots are fires, while the smoke is green (thin), yellow (moderately dense), and purple (dense). The Wallow fire in southeast Arizona is responsible for much of the smoke in the central United States.

 

Map of smoke from wildfires, June 5, 2011

Smoke map 1345 6-5-2011
Wildfire smoke map, 1:45 p.m. MT, June 5, 2011. NOAA

The map shows smoke created by wildfires. It appears that the states of New Mexico, Colorado, and parts of Wyoming, Arizona, and Nebraska are being hit pretty hard.

The red dots are fires, while the smoke is green (thin), yellow (moderately dense), and purple (dense). The Wallow fire in southeast Arizona is responsible for much of the smoke in the central United States.

(Update: on June 6 we posted an updated smoke map.)

Wallow fire update, 9:30 p.m. June 4

 

Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires satellite photo smoke 1932, 6-4-2011
Smoke from the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires, photographed by NASA weather satellite at 7:32 p.m., MT June 4, 2011. Notations added by Wildfire Today. Click to enlarge.

Judging from the smoke in the satellite photo above, both the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires were extremely active Saturday afternoon.

Map of Wallow fire, data 1450 6-4-2011
(Click to enlarge.) Map of the Wallow fire, showing new heat (the red squares) detected by satellites at 2:48 p.m. MT June 4. An earlier perimeter, mapped at 12:25 a.m. MT 6-3-2011, is in red. MODIS/Google

The imagery in the map of the Wallow fire was obtained at 2:48 p.m. MT Saturday. It is very likely that the fire spread significantly between that time and dark on Saturday.

Joe Reinarz Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team has assumed command on the north side of the fire. The Eastern Arizona Type 2 team will now command the south side of the fire.

There has been no update from the incident management team on the size of the fire since this morning; they are still calling it 140,000 acres, and there is no report on the containment percentage.

A call center has been established by the White Mountain Joint Information Center for information, including evacuations, regarding the Wallow fire. Their phone number is (928) 333-3412, and their web site is 593.orgInciWeb is another source.

Our earlier report on the Wallow fire, from Saturday morning June 4.

Our report on the Horseshoe 2 fire, Saturday morning, June 4.

And here is Sunday morning’s, June 5, report about the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires.

Monday, June 6, report on the fires.

Tuesday, June 7, report on the fires.