wildfires

Record-setting wildfire in New Mexico declared contained

84 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than four months and $300 million later, the federal government has declared the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history 100% contained. The blaze was sparked in the spring by two errant prescribed fires conducted by the U.S. Forest Service.

Governor declares state of emergency for Las Vegas

104 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of emergency for the city of Las Vegas as the city’s drinking water supply has been threatened by flooding from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire.

Northern New Mexicans face severe burn scar flooding

172 Views   ‘I just ask the dear lord for strength’ People living in San Miguel and Mora counties face severe flooding from monsoon rain on burn scars. Margaret Sanchez has lived in Holman, New Mexico, for 18 years.  

US investigates New Mexico helicopter crash that killed 4

146 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal investigators say evidence indicates that a helicopter that crashed in New Mexico after helping fight a wildfire over the weekend descended at a fast rate. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the agency has completed its initial documentation of

Several small fires contained in northern New Mexico

116 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Santa Fe National Forest is reminding people that fire season is not over yet. They say monsoon storms sparked several small fires, including one on the east side of the Atalaya Mountains, east of Santa Fe.

‘We need to adapt’: Keeping up with longer New Mexico fire seasons

96 Views   “Fire is not a season anymore. It’s a year-round concern,” said State Forester Laura McCarthy. During this historic fire season, wildfires have burned over 800,000 acres in our state. KOAT spoke to New Mexico State Forestry and the National Forest Service about how they’re looking to better protect