May 14, 2012
The Sunflower fire has stretched into a wilderness area about two miles north east of Sunflower on the north side of Hwy 87. Cause of the fire has not been determined at this time, though several Forest Service people have said the lightning from a storm in this area last week may have been a cause. Obscured by smoke is Saddleback Mountain, just to the right of the large burn area and billowing cloud of smoke. Hwy 87 can be seen in the lower right portion of the image.