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The whole eastern side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is burning. It’s been burning for a month. Here’s the pyrocumulus from the fire that is getting close to Taos. The photo is from Santa Fe, looking north-northeast.

by Cheryl Rofer

Here it is from Los Alamos, looking east.

The Congressional Representative for our district was in the air yesterday and got a picture of the whole mountain range.

The Cerro Pelado fire in the south Jemez Mountains has gotten fairly close to Los Alamos. They are starting to get it under control – 40% contained. It was taking a similar path to the Cerro Grande fire, which burned, I think, 400 houses in Los Alamos. I guess this time they had a better idea of how to deal with it.

The relative humidity has been at 1-2% in New Mexico. This is the windy season, but the winds have been calm the past few days.

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