A huge swath of smoke is visible to Albuquerque residents this afternoon after a large wildfire in the Northern end of Corrales was reported at 3:30 p.m. The fire is now burning on both sides of the Rio Grande River. The wind is expanding the fire toward the Sandia Pueblo range lands however there are structures in the surrounding area on the other side of the river. No homes are currently 'evacuating'. There are road closures currently in effect on 4th Street North...

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Undoubtedly this will be the burnt straw that will effectively close the Bosque...Perhaps 2012 is time for Albuquerque to finally JUST SAY NO TO FIREWORKS.

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Comment by cc on June 20, 2012 at 5:04pm

Glad you brought up the fireworks issue, Jeff. I have been waiting for that for a long time.

4th street north at Roy closed - which is Tramway.

Comment by Horse Power on June 20, 2012 at 5:33pm

Just drove through the smoke plume on N.25...Damn SHAME.

Comment by hettie on June 20, 2012 at 8:07pm

my sweetheart said he saw space being roped off for a fireworks stand at montgomery and juan tabo, in the page 1 parking lot. after last year's fire season, didn't the legislature pass something that allowed the guv to ban sales in nm for this year? I'd love to see it happen.

Comment by SweetCaroline on June 20, 2012 at 9:08pm

I am near Osuna & Eubank and I'm smelling that smoke INSIDE my home.  I hope the fire doesn't burn any structures, hurt any people and it gets under control sooner rather than later.

It must have been human caused - NO lightning strikes at all.  Damn. Fireworks? Cigarettes? Camp fires?  Fires caused my evacuation twice from La Luz on the West Side when we had 2 Bosque fires 2 nights apart a few years ago.  One was caused by fireworks and the other by a homeless encampment. 

Comment by ramon t on June 21, 2012 at 9:28am

"Perhaps 2012 is time for Albuquerque to finally JUST SAY NO TO FIREWORKS."

Forever?  If so, why?  I agree that in certain circumstances like we have now go ahead and ban fireworks.  An all an all out ban is ridiculous though.

Comment by Chad on June 21, 2012 at 11:05am

As Albuquerqueans why don't we just ban cars, guns, alcohol, fireworks, and everything else that is potentially dangerous... Someone tell the mayor to put together a committee of all the incompetent city councilors to look into this... OR JUST FINE THE IDIOTS WHO MISUSE FIREWORKS...HOLD THEM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS...HEAVY FINES AND JAIL TIME

Comment by Grumpy on June 21, 2012 at 2:48pm

The reason I don't want to "just fine the idiots who misuse fireworks" is because a fire can't be undone.    A fire can be a fatal error. No amount of money can cover the panic, suffering and loss from a fire.  I don't want someone to go to jail - I simply don't want a fire to be started in the first place.

Comment by Krista on June 21, 2012 at 3:46pm

I don't think anyone enjoys seeing fires ravage our wonderful community/state.  We'll still have fireworks done by professionals--the city, the Isotopes, etc. and they are sooo much nicer than anything one individual can buy, so what's the harm in preventing possible misuse by making them take a little hiatus?

Comment by ramon t on June 22, 2012 at 10:53am

"A fire can be a fatal error. No amount of money can cover the panic, suffering and loss from a fire.  I don't want someone to go to jail - I simply don't want a fire to be started in the first place."

 

What do we do about mother nature and her starting a lot of fires.

Comment by Grumpy on June 22, 2012 at 11:03am

THAT (Mother Nature) we can't control.  But we can try to control human error by removing personal fireworks for now. YOU may be responsible but unfortunately not everyone is. 

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