Numbers Confirm 2012 Was Worst NM Wildfire Season Ever

Statistics show that 2012 was indeed the worst wildfire season in the history of the state of New Mexico.

KRQE reports ( that the National Interagency Fire Center made the announcement Friday, adding that fires all across the western United States burned more than nine million acres during 2012.

The Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire began in May in the Gila National Forest and burned about 300,000 acres before it died down. The Little Bear Fire started just a month later in the mountains above Ruidoso, burning almost 50,000 acres and destroying 242 homes.


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