New Mexico reports 83 wildfires so far in 2011

Posted: Mar 3, 2011

Written by

STACI MATLOCK, The New Mexican
Wildfire in New Mexico

In the first two months this year, 83 wildfires torched more than 85,000 acres of grasslands, two hay barns and several buildings around New Mexico, according to state forestry officials.

Meanwhile, fire danger in the Santa Fe National Forest this week is rated moderate to high. And the fire season is just getting under way.

The fire rating is based on a national system and uses data from national forest weather stations that measure temperature, humidity, wind speed and moisture in vegetation.

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