New Mexico Wildfires: The Biggest Fires in State History – Up to Date Info

2022-05-18 07:00:00 New Mexico wildfire burns area the size of Los Angeles The fire has burned more than 468 square miles, becoming the largest fire in the arid state’s recorded history. Anastasia Riddle, USA TODAY NEW MEXICO – Wildfires are nothing new to New Mexicoespecially with the five national forests located in the state. Fires … Read more

Record-Shattering Heat Wave Ravages Over 20 States: More Than 100 Evacuated, Nearly 2 Dozen Cattle Dead, Ice Cream Shop Forced to Close

2023-08-23 07:00:00 CNN  — Nearly two dozen cattle died in Nebraska, more than 100 Missouri nursing home residents were evacuated and an ice cream shop in Iowa was forced to close as record-shattering heat engulfs more than 20 states. Excessive heat warnings, the most severe form of heat alert, spanned more than 1,100 miles Wednesday, … Read more

Wildfires in New Mexico: A Ranking of the Largest Fires Since 1990

2023-07-05 10:56:23 According to the U.S. Forest Service, the 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Fire in the Gila was previously the largest wildfire to burn in the state. The 2011 Las Conchas Fire in the Santa Fe National Forest was the second largest, followed by the Silver Fire that burned in the Gila in 2013. As of June … Read more

Virginia Wildfires: Updates and Containment Strategies

2023-11-22 23:48:17 After an unusually active fall fire season that has seen responders struggle to get multiple blazes under control, all of Virginia’s wildfires except for the Matt’s Creek Fire in Bedford County have been contained. As of Monday night, the state had “no active wildfires” besides Matt’s Creek, said Virginia Department of Forestry spokesman … Read more

North Georgia Wildfires: Updates, Conditions, and Emergency Alerts

2023-11-07 13:04:50 Photo courtesy of Georgia Forestry Commission NORTH GEORGIA – There are several wildfires happening now in North Georgia, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission. Drought conditions have worsened recently in North Georgia and parts of the metro Atlanta area. We are currently several inches below average, although some rain is expected this weekend. … Read more

Fire Safety Tips for Yard Burning: Advice from New Hanover County Fire Department

2023-11-06 23:37:00 NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Wildfires continue to burn in western parts of North Carolina, prompting Forest Service officials to issue air quality alerts for several counties west of southeastern N.C. New Hanover County Fire Marshal Frank Meyer says despite a lack of recent rainfall, conditions in southeastern North Carolina are not … Read more