A forest fire near the south coast town of Walpole, Australia, is being reported as one of the largest in memory. This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from March 11, 2003, shows the active fire marked with a red outline. According to media reports the fire is not currently threatening any homes, but the prodigious amount of smoke is hampering visibility on roadways and reducing air quality. A <a HREF="http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003070-0311/Australia.A2003070.0210.721.1km.jpg" target="outlink">false-color image</a> of the same scene reveals burn scars from other fires to the east in bright red against surrounding vegetation. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.