Huge Plume of Smoke from Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire and Nearby Blazes33.1N 106.9W
A thick plume of smoke billows forth from the Gila Wilderness blaze or Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, and blow towards the southwest. The fire is the largest in the state of New Mexico’s history. It has spread to over 300 square miles. Experts fear that conditions are ripe for similar blazes across the western USA; in fact, upon opening the full image, various plumes of smoke from other, smaller fires can be seen to the south.