Wildland Firefighting

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 (http://bit.ly/Tv2DGw) 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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