Tag Archives: New Mexico

New Mexico County Closes Open Space Due to Fire Danger

Move is latest in closures of forests and parks     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county is closing open space areas on the east side of the Sandia Mountains due to high fire danger. The closures ...

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Firefighters Clear Containment Lines Around New Mexico Wildfire

Wildfire has burned over 57 square miles     UTE PARK, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters anticipating a return to dangerous weather conditions are clearing containment lines around a northern New Mexico wildfire that has burned 57.2 square miles (148. sq. ...

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Crews Make Progress on New Mexico Wildfire

Ute Park Fire has burned over 56 square miles     CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — Crews battling a blaze burning in northeastern New Mexico are bracing for the return of hot and dry weather as they work to protect hundreds ...

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New Mexico Wildfire Burns Boy Scout Buildings

A dozen buildings on Philmont Ranch destroyed     CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee ...

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Wildfire Jumps Highway in New Mexico

150 homes are threatened     EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in northern New Mexico jumped and closed a state highway as it burned 7 square miles (18 sq. kilometers) of grass and pine, including part of the ...

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Abandoned Illegal Campfire Started New Mexico Wildfire

Wildfire burned 34 square miles     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Forest Service says investigators have determined that an abandoned illegal campfire caused a fire that has burned 34 square miles (88 sq. kilometers) of timber in the ...

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Feds Close Public Land in New Mexico Amid Fire Fears

Portions of three national parks off limits     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities are restricting access to multiple wilderness areas in northern New Mexico amid potential wildfire concerns. The U.S. Forest Service says Santa Fe National Forest ...

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More than 60 Percent of New Mexico in ‘Extreme Drought’

State has seen little rain     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 60 percent of New Mexico now is experiencing extreme drought or worse conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that around 64 percent of the state is ...

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Air Force Use of Training Device Caused New Mexico Wildfire

Ordnance explosion simulator caused March wildfire     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says an investigation has determined that use of a military training devise that simulates the noise and visual flash of ordnance explosions started a March ...

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New Mexico Wildfire 75 Percent Contained

Socorro County fire threatened dozens of homes     BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have contained most of a wildfire that threatened about a dozen homes in a small community in northern Socorro County on Friday. An update posted Friday ...

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