New Mexico

Record Setting New Mexico Fire Grows
RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest wildfire in recorded state history has grown to nearly 339 square miles.
Fire officials said Friday that the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest scorched an additional 39 square miles in the past day...
Huge NM Wildfire Grows To Nearly 300 Square Miles
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A giant wildfire in the Gila National Forest that is already New Mexico's largest ever has grown to nearly 300 square miles.
Fire officials said Thursday that the erratic blaze grew overnight to more than 190,000 acres and is spreading in all directions, as officia…
NM Fire Close To Becoming Largest In State History
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A massive wildfire burning in a mountainous southwestern New Mexico forest is close to becoming the largest fire in state history.
The U.S. Forest Service said the erratic blaze in Gila National Forest had grown to about 152,000 acres by Tuesday — just 5,000 acres…
Man Ordered To Pay $2.7M For Starting NM Wildfire
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man has been ordered to pay $2.7 million in restitution for burning used toilet paper that sparked a wildfire, scorching nearly 83 square miles of a national forest in New Mexico.
Rodrigo Ulloa-Esquivel (u-YO'-LAH ehs-KEE-VEEL), of El Paso, also was sentence…
Fire Danger High In Parts Of Mountain West
DENVER (AP) — Warm, windy weather is raising the fire danger in the Mountain West
Red flag warnings were in effect Thursday for much of western Colorado and the San Luis Valley as well as parts of Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico...