WWildfires have destroyed or damaged numerous homes in the southwestern United States, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The state of New Mexico is currently severely affected, with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declaring a state of emergency in five districts in consideration of 20 active fires. More than 200 buildings were burned, he said Saturday (local time). Authorities in several cities are urging residents to leave their homes and move to safer areas.
There is no exact information about the fire. Years of drought, high temperatures and strong winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour are favorable for the spread of fires. The regional capital, Santa Fe, is under two attacks to the east Fire Firefighters said about 170 square kilometers were destroyed, one on top of the other. It is worrying that such severe fires have already occurred in April. “Our high-risk season has begun in an incredible and dangerous way,” the governor said.
Many fires also spread to neighboring Arizona. Near the flagpole, 30 houses were gutted in the blaze, local officials said. Governor Doug Duchy declared a state of emergency Thursday in Coconut County. About 2,000 firefighters have been hired in both states, according to the NBC News Broadcasting Corporation. Will be across the country Wildfire About 4,000 square kilometers have already been cleared this year – more than twice as much as last year.
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