new largest fire in NM state history...less than one year after the previous record

By: macrobiologist, 12:54 PM GMT on May 31, 2012

The Whitewater-Baldy fire burning in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico now exceeds 170,000 acres, which exceeds the 160,000 acre Los Conchas fire that occurred in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico last summer. See Inciweb for details: LinkThis is a true color image from Terra taken yesterday. s/?subset=NewMexico.2012151.aqua.1kmA photo from the Mormon Lake Interagency Hotshot Crew:LinkFires like this not only have d...


Updated: 1:03 PM GMT on May 31, 2012

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