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Two US Forest Service Prescribed Burns Became Massive Fire

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Two fires that merged to create largest wildfire in New Mexico history traced to planned burns. Firefighting costs already surpass $132 million, climbing by $5 million a day. At least 330 homes destroyed as flames raged through nearly 500 square miles (1,300 square kilometers) of high-altitude pine forests.
1 month ago·Santa Fe, United States

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Reuters

Forest Service says it started all of New Mexico's largest wildfire

Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state's governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Independent

US forest service admits to starting New Mexico fire nearly size of greater London

Extreme heat and dry weather make controlled burns difficult to execute

30 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Washington Times

U.S. Forest Service: Prescribed burns initiated massive fire

Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to prescribed burns set by U.S. forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators announced Friday.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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abc News

US review traces massive New Mexico fire to prescribed burns

Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to prescribed burns set by U.S. forest managers

1 month ago·United States
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Associated Press News

US review traces massive New Mexico fire to planned burns

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to planned burns set by U.S. forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators announced Friday.

1 month ago·United States
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IBTimes

Forest Service Says It Started All Of New Mexico's Largest Wildfire

Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S.

1 month ago·United States
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