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President declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Firefighters slowed the advance of the largest wildfire in the U.S. as heavy winds relented Wednesday, while President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration that brings new financial resources to remote stretches of New Mexico devastated by fire since early April. U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez announced the presidential disaster declaration […]
World

Nearly 800 homes, 1,000 animals evacuated from wildfire

Dangerous fire conditions are creating the perfect fuel for wildfires to scorch through the arid landscapes of the Southwest. The Tunnel Fire, which sparked Sunday about 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, exploded to more than 16,000 acres by Wednesday morning, destroying at least 25 structures, according to Coconino County officials. More than 200 firefighters […]
USA

Deputy dies helping people flee devastating wildfires

A sheriff’s deputy has died trying to help people flee devastating wildfires in Texas, officials said. Firefighters have been working to contain a sprawling complex in central West Texas that has grown to more than 45,000 acres in Eastland County and several neighboring counties. Eastland County Deputy Barbara Fenley lost her life while helping to […]