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New Mexico Wildfire

Colorado, New Mexico Wildfire Crews Gain Ground

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green

(Corrects origins of Smokey Bear in 16th paragraph) * Fires among biggest in both states' history * Containment lines cu...

Hundreds Evacuated As Colorado And New Mexico Wildfires Spread

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green

BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) — Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews Monday and unders...

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 ...

New Mexico Evacuees Begin The Long Return Home

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Dobner and Zelie Pollon June 4 (Reuters) - Steady progress corralling New Mexico's largest ever forest fire allowed some e...

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...

Evacuation Order To Be Lifted In New Mexico Ghost Town

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green

Residents and business owners will be allowed to return to the small privately run ghost town of Mogollon on Monday as fire crews battling the largest...

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, ...

New Mexico Wildfire Hits Unfortunate Milestone

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A massive wildfire that has burned more than 265 square miles in the Gila National Forest has become the largest fire in New...

Firefighters Struggle With What May Be New Mexico's Largest Ever Wildfire

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two lightning-sparked blazes that merged in a mountainous southwestern New Mexico forest are close to becoming the largest ...

Wildfires Ravage Southwest, Haze Visible In Denver

AP | Posted 05.28.2012 | Denver

GLENWOOD, N.M. -- Lighter winds aided crews at a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico's Gila National Forest, but they still were unable to sto...

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 ...

Firefighters Save Some Homes From New Mexico Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, N.M., May 25 (Reuters) - Firefighters managed to protect the remaining homes in a southwestern New Mexico s...

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...

Overflowing New Mexico Animal Shelters Sending Dogs To Colo.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

As a result of the New Mexico wildfires, animal shelters in the area have seen an influx of lost and stray animals. To open up more space for animal ...

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...

Western Wildfires Rage 'Like A Bomb Went Off'

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Firefighters trying to protect homes, a popular national park and tinder dry patches of forest were tested Thursday as tempe...