New Mexico wildfire News

Destructive New Mexico Wildfire Detailed in Final Report

Investigators have determined a New Mexico wildfire that destroyed a dozen homes as it raced through part of the Manzano Mountains earlier this year started after a wood-chipping machine struck a rock and sent sparks flying into brush and forest …

Utility Companies Held Mostly Liable for New Mexico Fire

A jury decided Wednesday that two utility companies hold most of the liability in one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s recorded history. Jurors gave their verdict in Bernalillo following a weekslong trial that centered on whether Jemez Mountains …

Historic New Mexico Ranch Suing Electric Co-op Over 2013 Fire

A historic fly-fishing ranch near Pecos, N.M., says an electric cooperative’s negligence led to a 2013 wildfire that destroyed thousands of acres of forest, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday. Cow Creek Ranch filed a complaint against the Mora-San …

New Mexico Landowner Cited in Wildfire

Authorities say crews have made headway on a 198-acre wildfire in central New Mexico that a landowner has been cited for causing. State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the Pino fire was burning near the boundaries of Socorro and Valencia …

Western Wildfires Force Evacuation of 1,000 Homes

Fire crews in New Mexico fought two growing wild blazes Saturday that have driven people from their homes and scorched thousands of acres, while a shift in the wind prompted evacuation calls for more than 1,000 homes in California. New …