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Wildfires – Texas, USA

The Mesquite Heat Fire has destroyed approximately 27 homes 7 miles southwest of Abilene, Texas. Since it started May 17 alongside Highway 277 it has burned 7 miles to the northeast, consuming 9,613 acres during extreme weather conditions — temperature of 107 degrees, 10 percent relative humidity, and high winds.

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Wildfires – New Mexico, USA

The 303,701-acre Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire northwest of Las Vegas was subject to single digit humidity and strong winds Thursday afternoon, 10 to 20 mph with 30 to 40 mph gusts out of the west. Since the east side is somewhat secure most of the additional spread was limited to the west side, which experienced in some areas fire behavior described as “extreme, crowning, group torching, and spotting.”

The Black Fire 28 miles west-northwest of Truth or Consequences consumed more vegetation on the northwest, northeast, east, and southeast sides. Fire officials said in some places it spread for three miles, growing on the southeast side to within one or two miles of Hermosa. It has burned 104,969 acres.

Most of the spread of the 21,687-acre Bear Trap Fire 34 miles southwest of Socorro was on the south side Thursday.

The 45,605-acre Cerro Pelado Fire six miles southwest of Los Alamos has been relatively quiet for several days.

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Wildfires – Texas, USA

In Texas, the Texas A&M Forestry Service said the Mesquite fire that has burned dozens of homes was still only 5% contained Thursday afternoon after charring more than 15 square miles of juniper and mesquite brush 18 miles southwest of Abilene.

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Wildfires – New Mexico, USA

The Calf Canyon – Hermits Peak Fire 21 miles east of Santa Fe has become the largest fire in the recorded history of New Mexico. At 299,565 acres it has eclipsed the previous record set by the 297,845-acre Whitewater and Baldy Fires when they burned together in May of 2012 in Southwest New Mexico.

The Cerro Pelado Fire, 25 miles from Santa Fe has now burned 45 605 acres.

The Black Fire 30 miles west-northwest of Truth or Consequences has burned 56,132 acres since it was reported May 13 at 9 p.m.

Since it started May 1 the Bear Trap Fire has burned 15,215 acres 34 miles southwest of Socorro. It is nine miles south of the Very Large Array radio astronomy observatory.

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Wildfires – New Mexico, USA

The Black Fire 31 miles north-northeast of Silver City, New Mexico made an impressive run to the east Sunday. Fire officials said that morning it was 1,174 acres; when it was mapped by an aircraft that night at 9:04 it had grown to 18,762 acres and was 11 miles long. Satellite data at 3:26 Monday morning indicated that it had continued to spread vigorously to the east through the night.

Meanwhile large quantities of smoke from the Black and Calf Canyon Fires in New Mexico is impacting other states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas.

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Wildfires – New Mexico, USA

The spread of the Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire in Northern New Mexico has slowed in recent days compared to the rapid spread seen early last week during very strong winds and ultra low humidity. The fire was mapped Saturday evening at 288,942 acres.

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Wildfires – Michigan, USA

Crews in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties are currently battling a wildfire estimated to already have burned approximately 2,300 acres. No structures have been lost and 15 people have been evacuated from Black River Ranch.

Wildfires – Colorado, USA

The High Park fire in Teller County has burned more than 1,000 acres and is 10% contained, fire officials said. Firefighters on Saturday carried out water and retardant drops on the fire from the air, in support of ground crews.

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Wildfires – New Mexico

Most of the growth of the Calf Canyon – Hermits Peak Fire Wednesday was on the north end where it spread for one to three miles further north and northeast. As of Wednesday night at 10:39 it remained west of Highway 434. It increased by about 22,000 acres Wednesday to bring the total up to 259,810 acres.

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Wildfires – California, USA

A brush fire in the Laguna Niguel community of Orange County in Southern California spread into homes Wednesday. It was named “Coastal Fire.” Although only about 200 acres in size, at least 20 homes were damaged or destroyed.

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Wildfires – New Mexico, Arizona USA

The Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire near Las Vegas, New Mexico has now burned over 203 000 acres with 1 700 firefighters fighting the blaze..

The San Rafael fire in Arizona is 12% contained at over 11,000 acres.

Wildfires – Siberia

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered regional officials on Tuesday to do more to tackle fires raging in Siberia, after at least eight people were killed over the weekend and hundreds of buildings burned. This year so far, there have been 4,000 forest fires on an area of 270,000 hectares, that’s an area around the same size as Luxembourg.

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Wildfires – New Mexico, USA

The Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire near Las Vegas, New Mexico made it through Saturday’s wind event without any major devastating runs beyond the existing firelines, but it is not over yet. The fire has burned 176,000 acres.

On Friday and Saturday most of the spread of the Cerro Pelado Fire was on the northeast side south of Highway 4, and on the southwest side. The 37,525-acre blaze is seven miles west-southwest of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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Wildfires – Florida, USA

Three wildfires continue to spread across the Florida the Everglades since Thursday, causing smoky conditions for area residents. According to the Florida Forest Service, the flames have consumed more than 20,000 acres. The brush fires have also impacted wildlife. As of Friday afternoon, the fires do not pose a threat to any structures. No injuries have been reported.

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Wildfires – New Mexico

The Hermits Peak / Calf Canyon Fire has grown to 160,104 acres and has destroyed 170 residences and 117 other structures. Six Structure Protection Groups across the fire have been focusing on removing fuels, constructing line, and deploying other protection measures around homes and communities. Containment is at 20%.

The Cerro Pelado Fire has burned 30 000 acres. The communities of Cochiti Mesa and Peralta Canyon, including Cox Ranch, are under mandatory evacuations. Containment is at 13%.

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Wildfires – New Mexico

Winds gusting to 30 mph Sunday caused the Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire to spread significantly Sunday prompting additional evacuations. The blaze has burned 120,653 acres 23 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico and as of 3 a.m. Monday was just a few miles northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Fire officials said 118 homes have been destroyed.

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Wildfires – New Mexico

Since merging into one blaze a week ago, the Calf Canyon and Hermit’s Peak fires have burned 97,064 acres as of Saturday morning — a growth of over 30,000 acres in 24 hours, according to updates from state fire officials. The blaze, which is primarily impacting San Miguel and Mora counties, is 32% contained with over 1,000 firefighters responding.