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N.M. governor to the feds: Stop igniting prescribed burns in windy, dry conditions

Hermits Peak Fire was set April 6 and quickly grew out of control because of ‘unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon’

Animas City Mountain prescribed burn delayed

Dry and windy weather will likely postpone the preventive measures until at least fall

Bulldozers, aircraft used to fight fire near New Mexico city

More than 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and clos...

La Plata County holds large-scale drill to prepare for eventual wildfire

Multiday simulation includes mock evacuations of hospital, subdivisions

Gusty winds, dryness could fan spring wildfires again

ALBUQUERQUE – More of the dry, windy weather that helped fan rare spring wildfires from New Mexico to Nebraska is expected to threaten the progress that firefighters have made in controlling...

Added crews making progress on Midwest, Southwest fires

OMAHA, Neb. – Beefed up fire crews made major progress on a large prairie fire burning near the Nebraska-Kansas line on Tuesday and lighter winds allowed firefighters to keep flames from adv...

‘Fire weather watch’ issued for much of Southwest Colorado

Air quality could decline as smoke drifts this way from Arizona and New Mexico

Wildfires tear across several states, driven by high winds

OMAHA, Neb. – Firefighters across the country are battling growing wildfires as tinder-dry conditions and high winds whip up flames from Arizona to Florida — including a wildfire in rural so...

Peak Colorado wildfire season may start earlier and last longer

Projections suggest peak of the fire season will start in mid-May

‘A very chaotic situation’: Crews tackle growing wildfires

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Destructive fires in the U.S. Southwest have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put numerous small villages in New Mexico in the path of danger, as wind-fueled...

5,000 under evacuation orders as New Mexico wildfire rages

Douglas Siddens’ mother was among those who made it out with just the clothes on her back when a deadly, wind-fueled wildfire ripped through a mountain community in southern New Mexico. The ...

Prescribed burn planned for Animas City Mountain

Preparations will begin mid-April and trails will close during the wildfire operations just north of Durango