Albuquerque, NM – Temperatures are warming up in New Mexico but monsoon rains are still far away, and that means conditions are ripe for more wildfires.
Many parts of the state are facing drought conditions. The rainfall in Albuquerque so far this year is about one and three quarters inches below the average.
Brent Wachter is a fire weather forecaster with the National Weather Service. He says people should pay attention to red flag warnings, which warn that fires could easily be started on accident.