In an early hello to spring, a fire in the South east area of the Bosque caused a lot of smoke to fly northwards over the whole town today. The fire itself began near the river and did not jump the banks. However, the smoke poured toward the Hispanic Cultural Center and looked pretty horrendous for a time. People with breathing issues are reminded to stay indoors in the downtown ABQsouth area.
Guadalupe Bridge is Shut Down
We shot these photographs off Riverside Road in Albuquerque's South Valley a mile south of Bridge Street (aka Stadium/Cesar Chavez); also as the fire developed, from The Pit area, and in South Broadway.
Despite the city-wide heavy smoke from burning underbrush, this fire was more smoke than FIRE. This fire reminds us that while the whole state seemed to have a lot of snowpack this winter, the area surrounding Albuquerque City Environs did NOT. Please be careful on your hikes through the Bosque and while driving, extinguish cigs in your car ashtray.