Where is that smoke over Taos Valley coming from?

Fire season underway in the Southwest

By Staci Matlock
editor@taosnews.com
Posted 6/8/19

Smoke and haze filled the air across the Taos Valley Saturday morning (June 8) but it wasn't from the Carson National Forest. Several prescribed burns underway in the Lincoln, Cibola and Gila National Forests are producing smoke …

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Where is that smoke over Taos Valley coming from?

Fire season underway in the Southwest

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Smoke and haze filled the air across the Taos Valley Saturday morning (June 8) but it wasn't from the Carson National Forest.

Denise Ottaviano, spokesperson from the Carson, reported no wildfires  or prescribed fires in the local national forest. Howver, several prescribed burns underway in the Lincoln, Cibola and Gila National Forests, along with lightning and human caused fires in Arizona, are producing smoke visible from miles away.

The Coldwater Wildfire in southcentral Arizona was an estimated 4,700 acres Saturday morning and 4 percent contained.  The Roaring Fire is burning in the San Francisco Mountains near the Arizona/New Mexico border. 

Several new wildfire starts have been reported in the last 48 hours, according to the Southwest Coordination Center based in Albuquerque. 

For fire updates as fire season gets underway, check here and at https://nmfireinfo.com/ and https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/index.htm

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