New Mexico bill to stop prescribed burns gains support

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Supporters hope to prevent another disaster like the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Last year, the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire burned more than 300,000 acres, all after a federally operated prescribed burn spun out of control. Now, legislators are considering a bill to ban prescribed burns during certain conditions to prevent another out-of-control fire.

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