Mora County, NM

Wildfire Containment Increases, but Rains Continue to Pose Threats in the Land of Enchantment

The fires have wreaked havoc many parts of our state. Now, they are largely contained, but the potential of heavy rainfall still poses threats of flooding. "Cornwell and other fire management officials assigned to the blaze, now 78 percent contained, provided positive news for communities affected by the state’s largest wildfire and the threat of a devastating aftermath — but warned their luck might not hold out much longer. There has been significant debris flow in burned-out flood plains, despite recent downpours." —The New Mexican.
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Northern New Mexico Is Facing a Flood Threat

In San Miguel and Mora County, residents are warned that they may need to evacuate sooner than later in the case of floods. "Sandbags are piling up in Mora. Crews are building temporary flood barriers est of Las Vegas, and San Miguel and Mora county officials are warnings residents to ready to evacuate at a moment's notice." —Theresa Davis.

New Mexico Residents Upset Over Federally Planned Wildfires During Biden’s Visit

Residents in New Mexico are seeking help after planned burns by federal officials turned into the largest wildfire in the state’s recorded history, NBC News reports. Since April, federal officials have shared that the fire has destroyed 430 homes across 500 square miles, and thousands have been displaced from their homes due to evacuations as well. As residents are now concerned over erosion and mudslides that come as a result of such flames, investigators have learned that the fires began from two fires set by federal forest managers, and Mora County residents are now suing the U.S. Forest Service, NBC shares.

New Mexico residents sue for information on massive wildfire

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of residents in a small New Mexico community impacted by massive wildfires that merged in April are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they called a failure to provide information about the government’s role in starting the blazes. The Forest Service...