New Mexico Landscape Shrouded in Orange Haze as Wildfires Spread to 370 Square Miles

Wildfire activity turned parts of New Mexico’s landscape a hazy orange, as dry weather and high winds saw blazes spread to 370 square miles amid red flag warnings for parts of the state on Wednesday, May 11.

This footage, captured by Joseph Kelly, shows hazy scenes in Black Lake, a rural community located in Colfax County, on Tuesday afternoon.

As of Wednesday morning, the size of the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon wildfires had increased from 203,920 acres (319 square miles) on May 10 to 236,939 acres (370 square miles) and containment had fallen from 39 percent to 33 percent, according to official reports. Credit: Joseph Kelly via Storyful

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