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New Mexico Fire

Western Wildfires Force Evacuations

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green

LAPORTE, Colo. — Firefighters on Sunday were fighting wildfires that have spread quickly in parched forests in Colorado and New Mexico, forcing ...

NASA Photo Captures Rampant Wildfire Swallowing State Forest

Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

May 30, 2012, a wildfire burning in Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico had burned more of the landscape than any other fire in the stat...

State's Biggest Fire: A Success Story?

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the air, the smoke from a massive wildfire stretches as far as the eye can see, spreading across the rugged country in...

New Mexico Wildfire Expected To Burn For Weeks

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in what New Mexico's governor called "impossible" terrain in an isolated, mountainous area of the state cont...

New Mexico Wildfire Grows To Nearly 300 Square Miles

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

REVERE, N.M. (AP) — A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, ...

Over 500 Firefighters Battle NM Blaze

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico that has destroyed a dozen cabins and spread smoke ...

Crews Forced To Sit On Sidelines Of Massive Wildfire

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Winds and erratic flames forced firefighters to sit on the sidelines Thursday as a massive fire that destroyed a dozen home...

Nuclear Lab First Faced The Fires, Now Bracing For The Floods

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Crews at Los Alamos National Laboratory installed barriers to divert water and removed sediment as they work to prevent any t...

New Mexico Fire Threatens Sacred Sites

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — A smattering of summer rain gave a boost to firefighters battling a huge forest fire near Los Alamos, giving authorities enou...

New Mexico Fire Witness: We Cried When We Saw What Mother Nature Was Doing

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- The threat of wildfire reaching the Los Alamos nuclear lab and the town that surrounds it eased after crews made progress under cl...

New Mexico Fire Set To Be Largest In State History

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Firefighters were confident Thursday they had stopped the advance of a wildfire that headed toward the Los Alamos nuclear lab...

New Mexico Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Government Nuke Lab

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Thousands of residents calmly fled Monday from the mesa-top town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of a...

Raton Fire Triples In Size, Crosses Border Into Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver

The fire blazing through Raton, New Mexico has tripled in size overnight and has crossed the border into Colorado, Tuesday morning. The Huffington ...