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Calf Canyon Fire Grows to 2nd Largest in New Mexico History, Burning 275 Square Miles

HeadlineMay 09, 2022
Image Credit: Maxar Technologies

President Biden has declared a major disaster in New Mexico, where strong winds and continuing drought conditions have helped the Calf Canyon Fire grow to become the second-largest fire in New Mexico’s recorded history. The fire began burning over a month ago and is still less than 50% contained. It has scorched more than 275 square miles, an area larger than the city of Chicago. It’s one of six major fires currently burning in New Mexico.

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