Why is there conflicting reports on just how many
acres are burning? Is it closer to 6,000 acres
or 43,000? Plus why doesn't anyone mention what
direction the fire is moving?
na- It is over 43,000 now. It did 3500 on Sunday, but with the wind the fire is leaping ahead of itself ans spreading fast. And in terms of why it's not clear, well, two problems -- 1) it has to be estimated from the air, you can't exactly tramp around in there and measure it and 2) it keeps changing as it burns more.
the Fire in the Jemez is almost 44,000 acres in less than 24 hours, about 2200 acres per hour average. The Pacheco Canyon fire in the Sangre de Cristo range to the NE of Santa Fe is only around 9,000 acres.
more time lapse videos of the Pacheco and Las Conchas fires can be found here:
What caused this fire? I can't seem to find that information... My high school graduation was postponed for the Cerro Grande and I hate to see a repeat.
soon, oh soon....all awake yet?
greed has doomed us all, 2001 space odyssey planet of the apes nada woke us up