Satellite Imagery Captures Massive Smoke Plumes as Wildfires Continue to Grow in New Mexico

Plumes of wildfire smoke blew across southwestern New Mexico, as the National Weather Service forecasted fire-weather conditions to continue in parts of the state on Tuesday, May 17.

Imagery captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES East satellite on Monday night shows plumes of smoke from the Black Fire.

On Monday, the Black Fire burned 18,762 acres (29.3 square miles) and was zero percent contained, according to local fire reports. Credit: NOAA Satellite via Storyful

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