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Officials: Calf Canyon Fire caused by pile burn

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The Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a pile burn holdover from January that survived three different snow events after remaining dormant under the surface. The fire reemerged in April, later combining with the Hermits Peak Fire to become the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history. Earlier this month, U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announced a pause of prescribed burns in all National Forest lands.
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Officials: Calf Canyon Fire caused by pile burn

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a “pile burn holdover from January that remained dormant under the surface through three winter snow events before reemerging …

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Calf Canyon Fire caused by dormant pile burn that happened in January

Fire investigators have released the cause of the Calf Canyon Fire. The Calf Canyon Fire and Hermits Peak Fire combined to become the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history.

1 month ago·Sacramento, United States
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Forest Service: Calf Canyon Fire Cause Determined

Updated: Investigators say a pile burn holdover from January started the blaze

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Calf Canyon wildfire also caused by a prescribed burn, investigators say - Source New Mexico

The Calf Canyon wildfire in April was caused by a prescribed pile burn the Forest Service lit in January, the agency’s own investigators said

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Fire Investigators Determine Cause of Calf Canyon Fire

SANTA FE, NM – May 27, 2022 – Forest Service fire investigators have determined that the Calf Canyon Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) was caused by…

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