What you need to know about wildfire season in New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Hot, dry grass, high winds, and drought are ideal ingredients for a wildfire. And those ingredients are found in abundance in New Mexico. The result is a state prone to catching fire. As of early April, crews around the state have dealt with a large, wind-fueled fire near Belen, the Hermits Peak fire north of Santa Fe near Las Vegas, and a prescribed burn that got of control between Dexter and Roswell.

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