2012 Wildland Fires - Waldo Canyon, CO

Image: 2012 Wildland Fires - Waldo Canyon, CO

Detailed Description

2012 is the worst fire season on record for many areas of the U.S. 

The USGS plays an integral role in preparing for and responding to wildfires by providing tools and information before, during and after to identify wildfire risks and reduce hazards, while often providing real-time firefighting support. When the fires are contained, USGS scientists assess the aftermath of wildfires in order to build more resilient communities and ecosystems. This shot shows fires burning in Waldo Canyon in Colorado.


Image Dimensions: 1020 x 765

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Location Taken: Waldo Canyon, CO, US