I took this picture an hour ago from the top of the ridge behind the CSU football stadium. If you look closely, you can see a wisp of smoke. (Don’t worry – I rode my bicycle and didn’t contribute a lot of CO2.)
This mega-fire is about 2% the size of the 1890 fire, which burned from Santa Fe well up into Colorado along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Experts also tell us that the Gila Wilderness fire currently burning in New Mexico is the largest in New Mexico’s history, despite the fact that the 1890 fire was much larger.