Kansas is getting the worst of the wildfire smoke this morning

Distribution of smoke from wildfires
Distribution of smoke from wildfires
Distribution of smoke from wildfires at 10 a.m. MDT, June 20, 2013

As you can see in the map above which represents the distribution of smoke from wildfires, residents in Kansas are being exposed to what to them is probably surprisingly high levels of smoke. I believe the Silver Fire in southwest New Mexico can be blamed for a large share of the smoke, in addition to four large fires in Mexico that are 15 to 60 miles south of the border. The West Fork Complex in southern Colorado which is a “confine/control” fire is also becoming a major smoke contributor, and could continue to maintain that status for weeks or months.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

2 thoughts on “Kansas is getting the worst of the wildfire smoke this morning”

  1. Have friends that are fixing to go over LaVita Pass,checking to see if South Fork is closed,the will be coming to Creede and onto Lake City. I told them I would let them know! Thank you so much.

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