Thermal imaging guides 416 Fire decisions

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Thermal imaging guides 416 Fire decisions

Firefighters expecting a long battle
Rob Mattox, a geographic information systems specialist, uses infrared imaging to help crews fighting the 416 Fire develop their tactics.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 1 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 2 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. The hash marks indicate the areas of most intense heat.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 4 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. The thermal imaging helps firefighters to find spot fires outside the main blaze.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 5 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. The fire is burning about 10 miles north of Durango.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 6 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. Infrared imaging has been used since the 1960s to fight fires.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 7 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on Friday to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. This map reflects how the fire grew to more than 7,000 acres.

Thermal imaging guides 416 Fire decisions

Rob Mattox, a geographic information systems specialist, uses infrared imaging to help crews fighting the 416 Fire develop their tactics.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 1 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 2 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. The hash marks indicate the areas of most intense heat.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 4 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. The thermal imaging helps firefighters to find spot fires outside the main blaze.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 5 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. The fire is burning about 10 miles north of Durango.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 6 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. Infrared imaging has been used since the 1960s to fight fires.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on June 7 to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire.
A U.S. Forest Service plane scanned the landscape on Friday to collect the data that created this infrared map of the 416 Fire. This map reflects how the fire grew to more than 7,000 acres.
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