Black Fire Now New Mexico’s 4th Largest
The Black Fire in New Mexico has grown to over 154k acres and stands as the 5th largest fire in New Mexico state history. All of the top 5 largest fires have been in the last 10 years. The Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fire is now over 311,000 acres and is now the largest wildfire in New Mexico state history. This fire is still burning to the east of Santa Fe, near the town of Las Vegas, NM. Thick smoke is still being found in parts of the Southwest from these enormous wildfires burning here.
We will see locally poor air quality around the fires today in southern New Mexico. This is the kind of smoke that can cause damage to your lungs, especially if you are sensitive to air quality.
Fire weather alerts are in effect in for the Four Corners region this week as wind increases through the midweek. Humidity levels will be low and when combined with gusty winds, these factors contribute to the increased fire danger.
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