Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wallow Fire Smoke Effects

The Wallow fire is now the second largest fire ever to engulf Arizona, and is now working on being number one. As I am writing this the fire is about 240 miles south of Albuquerque, NM and less than half a mile from Luna, NM. I am east of Albuquerque on the east side of the mountains and I can see and feel the effects of the fire. I can just imagine how bad it must be for everyone that is close to it. I have seen pictures of families leaving their homes, others who are watering down their homes to try and protect them as much as they can, and there are many animals in danger also. It is so sad. If the wind would just calm down!

It was a very nice out most of the day yesterday until the wind changed and brought the smoke back in our direction.

Pictures from Sandia Park, NM

Flag flying at the Sandia Park post office as the sun is going down yesterday evening. By this time yesterday 389,000 acres had burned, mostly in the Apache National Forest.

You can barely see the mountains

The sun disappears in smoke just a few minutes after this picture was taken.

The sun going down in a cloud of smoke on June 6.


The NASA website has pictures of the fire from space