Satellite footage shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a plume of smoke billowing from the Three Rivers Fire in New Mexico on Monday, April 26.
The fire started on Monday morning half a mile north of Three Rivers Campground in Mescalero and had spread to Ski Apache and into the Big Bonito area, officials said.
As of Wednesday the fire had burned at least 12,000 acres, was five percent contained and is “being driven by steep terrain, gusty winds, and dry air,” the NOAA said.
A red flag warning and a fire weather watch were in effect through Saturday. Credit: NOAA via Storyful