A lightning-sparked wildfire burning on the southern edge of the Jemez Mountains put up a large column of smoke Tuesday that could be seen as far away as Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
More smoke is expected today, according to a release from the Forest Service.
The fire has been burning for days, and crews have been managing the flames to clear out heavy fuels from an area east of Jemez Springs. They ignited additional areas Tuesday to direct the flames toward existing fire lines, resulting in more smoke.
The fire has charred an estimated 1,618 acres, and officials expect the smoke to persist for a few days.