West Fork Fire

Doc Searls Weblog 2013-06-29

West Fork Fire

On my way back to New York from Sydney on Wednesday, while flying east over the Rio Grande National Forest in southern Colorado, I shot what at first I though was a controlled burn, but later realized was the West Fork Fire. I knew it was a big one when I watched the smoke fan out to the east, starting with the San Luis Valley, where some of it pooled over the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and against the Sagre de Cristo Mountains.

But it went far beyond there, coloring the skies over Kansas and beyond. Here is a story on its visibility from space. When I passed over the fire, the smoke had fanned much more widely than the plume in those pictures.

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