Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wallow Fire Burn in Nutrioso, Arizona

This is a composite panorama of Nutrioso, Arizona from the east side looking south and west. If you click on the photo, you can get a larger image. If you would like a full size image file, you can contact me on Facebook and I will send it to you by DropBox. The file is huge, over 30 MB.

Now to the picture. Starting on the left side, you can see part of the burn almost down to the houses, it looks like to me that this was a back-burn to try and protect the structures, but the fire was burning close to some of the structures in the area, although not as close as Alpine or Greer. If you look at the full-size image, you can see the fire burn on the mountains in the background all the way around the horizon. However, a picture taken before the fire would not be much different in superficial appearance. I have a couple of 360 degree panoramas that will be published on 360Cities and Google Earth that will show the burn more graphically. The worst part of the destruction is yet to come. The rains are coming and huge amounts of black sediment are pouring into the watercourses. There was a flash flood down the Little Colorado River on Juth 4th in the evening due to the lack of vegetation to stop the water. Check out my links to PhotoArizona360.

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