New Mexico’s energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as the state deals with climate change.
The national forest that covers much of mountainous southwestern New Mexico again faces a high fire danger, officials said.
Santa Fe County's first fire chief, credited with unifying several volunteer-driven fire districts and making the regional emergency dispatch center a reality, died recently of cancer.
Damage from snow and wind forced the evacuation of about 50 people staying at an RV campground in Chama, sending dozens of people to hotels and an emergency shelter at a church in the northern New Mexico community.
A wildfire that has charred around 5 square miles (12 square km) just north of the scenic city of Santa Fe is slowing down after spewing smoke for over a week.
New Mexico State Forester Laura McCarthy said Friday that summer rains are starting to put a dent in the fire danger so she decided to lift fire restrictions.
A wildfire in southern New Mexico continues to grow
Firefighters have started patrolling open space areas around New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area as dry conditions intensify and fire danger increases.