Yet although his property stood squarely in an evacuation zone, Griego was staying put, as he had since the start. There is profound anger swelling up to the surface, and confusion,” said state Rep. Roger Montoya (D), who represents the area. The Hermits Peak Fire then combined with the Calf Canyon Fire, whose origin the Forest Service says is under investigation. “It is imperative that we learn from these experiences.”Although the role of the prescribed burn in the current megafire is unclear, it has spurred outrage among New Mexico political leaders. Even so, “it was an error in judgment on the part of the Forest Service to do this burning now,” Ribe said.
Source: Washington Post May 18, 2022 03:02 UTC