- “The New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Forest Service operate air quality monitors at multiple locations around the state. The monitors gather information about air quality conditions and help to keep the public informed. Data from the Environment Department and Forest Service air monitors can be found at http://air.nmenv.state.nm.us and https://www.airsis.com/usfs/… For guidance on distances and visibility, please visit www.nmtracking.org/fire, which includes three maps with examples.” Source from a June 4th article.
- Things may kinda suck in New Mexico but consider that our Type 1 fire, Jaroso, is not presently threatening structures or causing evacs. Black Forest fire in Colorado, on the other hand, has smoke bad enough to trigger an evacuation of an evacuation site: Heavy Smoke Forces Red Cross To Close Evacuation Shelter
- The Silver Fire has an official site now from US Dept of Forestry. It joins the already existing Thompson Ridge page for NM fires. Hopefully, as the Type 1 team activates for the Jaroso fire, they will be able to stand up an official page, as well. In the meantime, look for Facebook updates from NM Fire Info
- “A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats. The tool uses a novel 15-mile radius neighborhood analysis to highlight locations where threats are more concentrated relative to other areas, and identifies where multiple threats may intersect. It is a technique that may have never been used before to describe forest threats, according to the researchers.” Study helps managers identify regions with multiple threat potential, including wildfires
- Got bedbugs? Call an exterminator. Don’t do this: Man Sets Home on Fire While Trying to Kill Bed Bugs