Members of Congress representing western states are calling for more federal funding to help states fight wildfires this summer.
In response to wildfires burning throughout New Mexico, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the deployment of additional firefighting support to the state Wednesday.
New Mexico continues to battle the largest wildfires in its history, and other states including Nevada, along with parts of Arizona and Colorado, have been warned of high fire danger through the weekend.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and state officials are encouraging Coloradans to get up to speed on prevention and emergency-exit strategies if evacuation notices are issued.
When people talk about ways to slow climate change, they often mention trees, and for good reason. Forests take up a large amount of the planet-warming carbon dioxide that people put into the atmosphere when they burn fossil fuels.
President Joe Biden has signed a disaster declaration for New Mexico as the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires grew to over 160,000 acres.
Kiowa County is enacting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective at 12:01 AM, on Saturday April 23, 2022, for unincorporated Kiowa County
The fire ban PROHIBITS:
Wildfires continue to burn in New Mexico after destroying at least 150 homes in Ruidoso, killing an older couple in the village last week.
Boulder officials have lifted all evacuation orders stemming from a wildfire that started near the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) over the weekend as firefighters have contained more than 35 percent of the blaze.