Tag Archives: New Mexico

Arizona Feels Brunt of Wildfire Activity Across the U.S. West

More land has burned across Arizona so far to date     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by ...

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U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico     By ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana ...

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Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

The drought, coupled with rising temperatures, has led to widespread fire restrictions     By TERRY TANG Associated Press A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, ...

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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Closes Due to Burnout

Crews doing a burnout to keep wildfire from monument     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in southwestern New Mexico is closed to the public while crews conduct a burnout operation to reduce the ...

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Crews Work to Reinforce Lines at New Mexico’s Johnson Fire

Lightning-caused fire has burned over 38,000 acres     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will close this weekend while crews continue efforts to contain a wildfire in the Gila National Forest. The National Park ...

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NIFC: Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, June 2021

Drought continues for much of the western U.S.     National Interagency Fire Center Deep snow cover persists in the eastern Northwest Territories and extreme northern Saskatchewan. In other regions, snow is either gone or roughly follows the mean snowmelt ...

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Hotshot Critically Injured Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

Firefighter injured fighting the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wildland firefighter was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said ...

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Grim Western Wildfire Season Starts Drier Than 2020 Record

“It’s like having gasoline out there,”     By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape. The soil in the West is record ...

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More U.S. Forests in New Mexico Impose Fire Restrictions

Carson and Santa Fe National Forest to begin Stage One restrictions     TAOS, N.M. (AP) — More national forests in drought-stricken New Mexico plan to impose fire restrictions on activities such as campfires and smoking in an attempt to ...

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