Our Manzano Mountains have been burning since last Tuesday. We have lost over 3000 acres to this fire. Yesterday we saw giant plumes of smoke from our kitchen window brought on by single digit humidity and fierce winds sometimes gusting to 50 miles per hour.
Our home is not in danger but the small villages of Manzano and Toreon have evacuated. Fire is the most feared of events here in New Mexico. It is the price we pay for warm dry temperatures and low humidity. Today we wish for rain and no wind.