posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 02:23 AM
(CNN) -- One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico,
more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday.
Across the state, blazes have burned more than 250,000 acres.
More than 1,000 personnel were battling a large wildfire near Alpine in the east-central part of the state. The fire, of undetermined origin, had
burned 140,000 acres by Saturday and prompted the evacuation of nearly 2,500 people.
It was completely uncontained Saturday afternoon.
So far, around 2,500 have been evacuated, and the fire has grown to 140,000 acres.
AZ is just an hours distance from where I live.
It's weird that even where I live in Southern Cali, its very foggy.
I'm sure that it does not have todo with this, but you can see how foggy it is.
edit on 5-6-2011 by Oozii because: (no reason given)