New Mexico wildfire continues to grow

New Mexico wildfire continues to grow

The wildfire that has engulfed parts of USA’s New Mexico is continuing to grow.

The fire, which is the largest in the US, has been spreading spreading towards mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to issue another set of warnings for more people to evacuate.

Additionally, another wildfire erupted Wednesday afternoon in coastal Southern California and raced through residences, burning at least 20 homes. The flames were fanned by coastal winds but they were dying down Wednesday night. No injuries were reported but several streets were ordered to be evacuated.

The fire, which began in Laguna Niguel, was relatively small at about 200 acres (81 hectares) but the wind drove embers into palm trees, attics and dense, dry brush on slopes and steep canyons that hadn’t burned for decades. Brian Fennessy, chief of the Orange County fire Authority, said climate change has made even small fires that once would have been easily contained into extreme threats to life and property throughout the West.

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