A lightning strike started a fire on the mountain ridge above Fort Burgwin and the Carson Forest Service decided to let it burn as a prescribed fire. Smoke could be seen from the SMU in Taos campus all last week. Many people stopped in at the campus to alert us to the smoke, but we were assured by the Forest Department that they were monitoring it.
We hiked to the top of the ridge and along a Forest Road off of Highway 518 but could not get a view of the actual fire. The smoke looks closer depending on the direction of the wind.