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Hermit's Peak Tree Burn
Shaun Griswold
Source NM
Cooler weather is helping nearly 3,000 firefighters in New Mexico prevent the nation's largest active wildfire from growing. Fire officials said last night that they took advantage of better conditions to expand contingency firebreaks northeast of Santa Fe ahead of a return to hotter, windier weather by the end of the week.
Fire information resources
Spring Wildfires
Thomas Peipert/AP
The KUNM News Department is continuing to update these lists with resources related to the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak
Local News
Let's Talk New Mexico
Photo by Tom Cherry
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New Mexico is in the middle of one of its most devastating fire seasons to date –– with the largest wildfire in the state’s history scorching hundreds of thousands of acres of land. This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll discuss year-round forest management practices designed to stop fires like these from happening, a controversial planned burn that became the Hermits Peak Fire, and the evolving role of firefighting in the U.S.
Mountain West News Bureau