Forest Fire - Gila National Wilderness - Photo by Jacqueline McNeese
"Fires in Gila National Forest are affecting the skies in all of southwestern New Mexico. This photo is from EarthSky Facebook friend Jacqueline McNeese on May 23, 2012. She said these are the true colors she saw in the clouds of smoke. Note the whiter smoke from the source of the fire, in the lower left of this photo.”
HH: This breaks my heart. It is a wilderness area full of wildlife and wonders. Guess nature is going to have to clean house and begin again.
- New Mexico crews race to corral largest wildfire (sfgate.com)
- 1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze (usatoday.com)
- Photos: New Mexico wildfire has charred more than 400 square miles (photos.denverpost.com)