Thursday

Images of the Wallow Fire

Elk flee the Wallow Fire near Centerfire Creek, north of Luna, NM.-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
Elk flee the Wallow Fire near Centerfire Creek, north of Luna, NM

A fire crew member from Chandler, AZ clears the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa (3 miles northwest of Luna, NM) to inhibit the ensuing Wallow Fire.-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
A fire crew member from Chandler, AZ clears the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa (3 miles northwest of Luna, NM) to inhibit the ensuing Wallow Fire

View west towards Reserve, NM from the San Francisco Mountains (5 miles west of Luna, NM)-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
View west towards Reserve, NM from the San Francisco Mountains (5 miles west of Luna, NM)

Monday

Images of the Wallow Fire

Sunrise
Smoky Sunrise -Luna, NM

A wildland firefighter works a backblaze in the Escudilla Mountain Wilderness intended to slow the Wall Fire which burns only a few hundred feet away. -Apache County, AZ

Charred plains east of Nutrioso, AZ.-Catron County, NM

Elk flee from the direction of the Wallow Fire near the San Francisco Box, 5 miles northeast of Luna, NM. Many of the animals showed burns and injuries sustained by barbed-wire fences.-Catron County, NM

Firefighters from Chandler, AZ prepare to backburn the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa in an effort to keep the fire from moving into Luna, NM.-Catron County, NM

Wallow Fire plume above Black Bull Peak-Catron County, NM
Sunset

Friday

Images of the Wallow Fire

Smoky Sunrise -Luna, NM
Sunrise above Luna.-Catron County, NM

A fire crew member from Chandler, AZ clears the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa (3 miles northwest of Luna, NM) to inhibit the ensuing Wallow Fire.-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
A wildland firefighter repairs and oils his chainsaw between bouts of underbrush clearing.-Hell Roaring Mesa, Catron County, NM

A fire crew clears the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa (3 miles northwest of Luna, NM) to inhibit the ensuing Wallow Fire.-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
Hotshots at Hell Roaring Mesa.-Catron County, NM
 
View west towards Reserve, NM from the San Francisco Mountains (5 miles west of Luna, NM)-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
View west towards Reserve, NM from the San Francisco Mountains (5 miles west of Luna)-Catron County, NM
 
Firefighters from Chandler, AZ prepare to backburn the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa in an effort to keep the fire from moving into Luna, NM.-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
Hell Roaring Mesa, Catron County, NM
 
A fire crew member from Chandler, AZ clears the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa (3 miles northwest of Luna, NM) to inhibit the ensuing Wallow Fire.-Catron County, NM- May 9, 2011
A fire crew member from Chandler, AZ clears the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa (3 miles northwest of Luna, NM) to inhibit the ensuing Wallow Fire.-Catron County, NM

Hell Roaring Mesa, Catron County, NM

Tuesday

Images of the Wallow Fire

A New Mexico State Policeman directs fire traffic on Highway 180 near the NM/AZ state line

Heavy smoke form the Wallow Fire rises into the sky near Luna as the fire enters New Mexico

Highway 180 near Luna, NM- long line of firetrucks buzz by for the shift change to the night firefighting crews

Monday

Images of the Wallow Fire

A wildland firefighter works a backblaze intended to slow the Wall Fire which burns only a few hundred feet away

Elk flee from the direction of the Wallow Fire through the San Francisco Mountains. Many of the animals showed burns and injuries sustained by barbed-wire fences

An eerie and desolate scene on the charred plains east of Nutrioso, AZ

Sunday

New Mexico Backroads' Wallow Fire Images in Sun News

Two of my Wallow Fire images are featured in the Sunday edition of the Las Cruces Sun News.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez visits with firefighters in Reserve, NM after being briefed by Forest Service officials on thier efforts to contain the 400,000-plus acre blaze.

Firefighters from Chandler, AZ prepare to backburn the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa in an effort to keep the fire from moving into Luna, NM.