Discovered on August 20, the Red Rock fire in the Gros Ventre Wilderness in western Wyoming had burned nearly 3,000 acres by August 23 when NASA’s Earth Observatory Landsat Program captured the image below.
To see it for yourself in Google Earth, you can using this KML file. You can also download a high-res (5 MB) jpg of the imagery here.
As with most of the images that we see from the Earth Observatory, this one is a stunning capture of an amazing natural event.
(via NASA Earth Observatory)