More Containment On New Mexico Wildfire

June 5, 2012

Aerial ignitions along multiple portions of the Whitewater-Baldy Complex wildfire boundary in New Mexico allowed crews to hold and mop-up without any complications, while containment of the state’s largest recorded fire grew to 20 percent, according to an official report on the fire.

The fire, which started in mid-May, has grown to nearly 260,000 acres.

More than 1,100 personnel are involved in battling the blaze, as well as 60 engines, 28 water tenders and 10 helicopters.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Wildfire Mexico

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