A large wildfire on April 17, 2011 as a result of a tire blow out burned roughly 17,000 acres and several homes over portions of Curry and Roosevelt Counties. Very strong winds on April 26, 2011 lofted significant charred grass and blowing dust from the burn area into the city of Portales. The visibility was reported between 1 and 3 miles across that area during much of the afternoon and early evening hours. The first image shows a GOES-MODIS hybrid taken directly over the area while the fire was in progress. No significant continuity issues were noted along the MODIS insert boundary. The second image is the 1km MODIS IR imagery verifying the location of the burn scar evident a week later on April 24, 2011. The final graphic is a loop of the MODIS-GOES hybrid showing the dust plume lofting off the Tire Fire into Portales on April 26, 2011 .