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Hazy skies continue due to multiple wildfires in the Four Corners area

Diana Castillo
Updated: June 29, 2020 06:41 PM
Created: June 29, 2020 05:32 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A wildfire burning on the Navajo Nation in Arizona has been causing some hazy skies in the San Juan County area.

“The fire started on Saturday, June 27.,” said Chantel Herrick, a spokesperson for Wildland Fire Management. “It was a lightning-caused fire from that system that came through. That was not the only fire that occurred that day—there were a couple other fires that happened in the area."

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Officials said the largest fire is currently the Wood Springs Two Fire, which is about 3,000 acres and 0% contained.

“The winds were out of the southwest, so all of the smoke was drifting to the northeast, so a lot of people in the Chuska Mountain area were seeing it, out in Shiprock, Sheep Springs, Toadlena—that whole area,” Herrick said.

Several fires like Colorado’s Spring Fire and Yellow Jacket Fire are also burning in the Four Corners.

The Spring Fire is about 155 acres and the Yellow Jacket Fire is nearly 400.

“So yesterday, they ran aviation resources so retardant and helicopters on both fires, and there are fire resources on the grounds,” Herrick said.

Officials said smoke will likely continue to be visible in the coming days.


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