Friday, May 31, 2013

Burning Fires!

New Mexico is in its third year of drought and we are experiencing it first hand here in the northern part of the state. On Thursday a fire started just north of Pecos. They are calling this one the Tres Lagunas Fire. It started from a downed power line. At first we weren't seeing the smoke but this afternoon it started moving toward Santa Fe. The fire has burned about 2500 acres so far and is 0% contained. Then this afternoon a new fire started near the town of Jemez Springs. This is called the Thompson Ridge Fire and started when a tree hit a power line. The smoke from this fire is also moving toward Santa Fe. As of this evening 700 acres have been burned and the fire is 0% contained. As Thomas and I were eating dinner we could smell the smoke so we went outside to check what was going on. The smoke from one or both of the fires had moved into Santa Fe and the mountains were blocked from view. I decided to grab my camera and get a picture of all the smoke. You can read updates on both these fires at New Mexico Fire Information.

You can barely see the Sangre de Cristos through the smoke.
Thompson Fire Sunset looking towards Jemez Springs.

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