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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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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!