The U. S. Forest Services (USFS) said Friday it had started two fires that devastated thousands of acres of land and hundreds of homes in New Mexico.
The agency said it started the April 6 Hermits Peak Fire and the April 19 Calf Canyon Fire, reported Reuters. The two fires combined into the largest-ever wildfire in New Mexico history.
“The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary,” the U. S. Forest Service summary of the Hermits Peak Fire stated.
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The massive wildfire burned over 312,320 acres of New Mexico landscape, including mountains, forests and valleys, reported Reuters.
Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged the U. S. government to take full responsibility for the destruction of property brought by the wildfires.
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