The Terrible Colorado Fire Scar Seen From Space

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This is the scar left by the terrible Waldo Canyon Fire that burned through 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) in Pike National Forest, three miles west of Colorado Springs. With 346 homes incinerated, two lives lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history.

Mountain Shadows was the suburb that was hit by the fire.

This image was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite on July 4, 2012. It's a false color image: the bright red means untouched forest, light brown is some burning and the dark brown areas are severely burned. [Flickr]