SO MARSH FUMES: Thick Plumes Of Smoke Rise Above A Burning Wetland In Arizona

This footage shows dark, thick plumes of smoke rising to the sky after a marsh in Arizona caught on fire.

The heavy smoke was filmed by Steve Lawrence, 59, who told Newsflash in an interview that he came across the burning wetland near the town of Topock, in the US state of Arizona on 17th November.

Steve, a former firefighter, now turned geologist, said that he filmed the footage not too far from his home, and the fires have become a frequent sight ever since he moved there from the state of Wyoming.

Steve said: “Fires occur here occasionally, especially in the hot dry summer months or the monsoon months and are caused by dry lightning strikes.”

Picture shows the fire near Topock Marsh, Arizona, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. According to Steve Lawrence, a former firefighter, fires occur there occasionally, especially in the hot dry summer months or the monsoon months and are caused by dry lightning strikes. (@GeologyLife/Newsflash)

Luckily, Steve said there have not been any reports of injuries after the fire.

He added that he went back to the area the next day, and saw that the large plume of smoke had already gone out.

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