KUNM Local
10:56 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Wildfires Burn Across New Mexico

Carlsbad, NM – Arizona is not the only state overwhelmed by wildfire. New Mexicans began this week with a total of three fires, including the big Wallow fire IN ARIZONA which crossed the state line. Aggravating the fire season this year is a severe drought especially in southern New Mexico.

So far the number of acres burned statewide has already more than doubled the yearly average. From the Fronteras Changing America desk Monica Ortiz Uribe reports that so far New Mexico has done a fair job of managing the blazes.