Arizona wildfire bringing haze and smoke smell to Colorado


A growing wildfire on the Mogollon Rim to the northeast of Phoenix is causing haze and the smell of smoke in southern Colorado.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, the Tinder Fire is only reported at 8,000 acres, but a very active fire spread on Sunday produced a large smoke plume that has spread into southern Colorado. Residents from Trinidad to Denver reported smelling smoke to local news outlets and government agencies Monday morning.

The weather pattern will continue to blow smoke from the Tinder Fire into southern Colorado through the day Monday and likely into Wednesday. An area of low pressure developing over Arizona will continue to blow airborne particulates, including smoke from the Tinder Fire, off to the northeast.

Expect periods of smoky smell and haze through mid-week as a result.

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