Skip to comments.Wildfires Rage in Arizona
Posted on 06/07/2011 9:14:59 AM PDT by Rogle
Massive wildfires in Arizona continue to grow, burning at least 192, 000 acres of timber and brush, and prompting evacuations most recently in the town of Greer. The fires sent smoke into skies visible from 200 miles away. Residents in White Mountain community of Alpine in eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border were also ordered earlier to evacuate as the fire neared.
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I was at the City Shooting Range Saturday, you could not see the Sandia’s from the West Mesa.
You could not see the Sandia’s from my house in the NE hights late yesterday afternoon.
It was pretty thick were I am last night.
You can thank the treehuggers for pushing their zero controlled burn policy. This happened near Payson and Heber about 8 years ago due to the same ignorant policy.
That’s a loooong way for smoke to travel!!!
‘Shore am glad we can’t smoke ceegars and cancer sticks indoors anymore!!!
I have been told by Forest Department Personnel that it takes anywhere between two to five years to get a controlled burn permit and most of that time is spent in court because of the environmental nut jobs. They just do not understand that dead wood sits there for about a hundred years in our dry climate.
Mine, too. The sky was like a sci-fi movie scene. The evening light was orange/red and as the sun got lower and lower, it took on a sepia-toned look. It was like looking at old photographs. Wildlife was eerily quiet, as well.
I'm in El Prado (west of Taos) and the entire
Sangre de Cristo range disappeared.
Don't forget the Rodeo-Chediski fire (June 2002)...I had to evacuate from Show Low AZ for ten days.
We sold out and went back to the Albuquerque area after that. This Wallow fire is shaping up to be as bad.
I'm glad to be in the desert.
Sunset June 5, 2001 in El Prado
Sunset June 5, 2011 in El Prado
Sunset June 5, 2011 in El Prado
You certain that your smoke isn’t from the Osha fire near Taos? Of course, it could be from both.
The photo is west at the sunset. When the wind stops the entire valley is filled with smoke. Visibility drops to a mile or so.
We saw the Osha fire the first day,
but the wind has been blowing hard
from the west and southwest.
The photo is west at the sunset.
When the wind stops the entire valley is filled with smoke.
Visibility drops to a mile or so.
Here's a link: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2262/
The Horseshoe 2 fire in the Chiricahua Mountains in SE Arizona has burned over 100.000 acres, we went to El Paso the other day and the smoke from that fire goes all the way to El Paso and beyond. The Horseshoe 2 fire is the one that is believed to have been started by smugglers/illegals and is the fire where they had to warn the firefighters about the border dangers they might face while fighting fire.
I am sorry to hear about the fire in the White Mountains, years ago I lived in Springerville for a year- loved that whole area. Just so sad...we need rain so badly. Our area is rated 93% below normal in rainfall, doesn’t take much to get a fire started and out of control.