Placeholder while article actions loadThe colossal wildfire tearing through forests east of Santa Fe, N.M., is now the largest in New Mexico’s history. The massive blaze torching the Santa Fe National Forest is the largest in the United States so far this year. President Biden this month approved a major disaster declaration for New Mexico, which the White House said was experiencing an “unprecedented situation.” New Mexico Gov. Over the past month, the New Mexico fires, as well as others burning in Arizona and Colorado, have sent smoke across the Southwest, Texas and Oklahoma. The mountains of New Mexico experienced much lower than normal snowpack during the winter and the state just observed its second-driest and 11th-warmest April on record.
Source: Washington Post May 18, 2022 01:11 UTC