On November 16th we were driving across part of New Mexico from Clovis to Las Cruces. Once we got to Roswell, we could see a large column of smoke that turned out to be almost a hundred miles away in Ruidoso. As we later drove through the little mountain town, those flames seemed awfully close.
|The sinking sun colors the smoke as night begins to fall|
|Too close to the town! This was shot from the main street.|
The fire was contained by firefighters and burned just one acre, with no injuries to humans or damage to structures.
See photos of skies around the world at this week's Skywatch Friday.