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Black Fire area close to 300,000 acres, Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire still smoldering

Black Fire over Gila wilderness area continue to spread at a high rate, burning thousands of acres each day, and now closing to become the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico. Officials reported 296,895 acres affected,...
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Tropical storm Alex opened 2022 Atlantic hurricane season — no major damage

2022 Atlantic hurricane season has begun, and the first tropical storm in the roster was named Alex. National Hurricane Center reported on Monday morning, that Alex moving away from Bermuda. Despite high winds during Sunday,...
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Almost 50% of the Black Fire is contained — 287,273 acres burned

Despite all the efforts by ground crews, Monday morning infrared analysis show that Black Fire continue to spread by about 10,000 acres every day, and total affected area now is 287,283 acres. But over the...
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Warm current in the Gulf of Mexico could cause Katrina-level hurricane in 2022 season

On June 1 the Atlantic hurricane season has begun. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration previously forecasted active season due to warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico, expecting up to 20 storms and 4-6 major...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires grew to 315,830 acres — Black Fire now at 254,840 acres

The largest wildfire in New Mexico (maybe not for so long) still active almost a month and a half since it started on April 19. Thankfully, over the last weeks actions of thousands of personnel,...
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Black Fire burned a quarter million acres in less than 20 days

Latest infrared data shows that yesterday Black Fire slowed its spread, burning about 8,000 acres, but the total affected area grew to 249,656 acres. Even with such rate Black Fire activity is significantly higher than...
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Over 100 people dead in Brazil floods, thousands displaced

Authorities in the Brazil state of Pernambuco confirmed 91 deaths, at least 26 missing and thousands displaced people after northeastern cities of Recife and Jaboatao dos Guararapes have been hit by massive floods. This is...
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Black Fire burned over 241,000 acres, and just 26% contained

Latest data shows that the Black Fire grew by about 6,000 acres since Sunday evening, and about 13,000 acres in 24 hours. By Monday morning wildfire affected 241,403 acres with 26% contained. Black Fire on...
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Black Fire on track to become the largest wildfire in New Mexico

Two weeks ago Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire grew to 300,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in New Mexico records. But it seems, this "achievement" not going to last for a long time. Over...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire activity winding down, the Black Fire grew to 191,459 acres

The largest wildfire in New Mexico still going, but latest infrared mapping show decrease in growth. Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires approaching 313,000 acres, with almost 50% containment thanks to massive operations involving over...
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Black Fire is now 179,534 acres — spreading faster than Calf Canyon Fire

The Black Fire in New Mexico continues its active spread over the southwestern part of the state. And latest data on the affected area indicates that it is growing faster than Calf Canyon and Hermits...
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NOAA predicts 65% chance 2022 hurricane season will be more active than normal

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a forecast for the 2022 hurricane season, and it is projecting another record breaking year. On key points the new report is in line with other forecasts. Previously Dr....
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Black Fire burned 167,378 acres — becomes the third largest in New Mexico history

As Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire continue to slow its spread, the Black Fire already became the third largest in New Mexico records. Latest update from Gila National Forest indicates about 13,000 increase in...
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The Black Fire expected to become the third largest wildfire in New Mexico history — already at 154,911 acres

Latest update from officials setting another current wildfire in New Mexico to become the third largest fire in state's records. Overnight it grew by more than 8,000 acres, to 154,911 acres. By the end of...
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Hermit Peak and Calf Canyon Fires subsiding — 311,000 acres scorched, Black Fire on the rise — over 146,000 acres burned in 10 days

As containment measures continue to bear fruits in case of the Hermit Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, another massive wildfire straining personnel on the ground. Over the last several days the largest fire in New...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires activity is down — grew to 301,971 acres

Overnight the largest fire in New Mexico in recorded history grew to 301,971 acres, burning through a relatively small area since yesterday. Thunderstorms allowed for excellent recovery, but produced no measurable precipitation over the uncontained...
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From Boston to San Francisco — comparing the sizes of seven US Cities with the largest wildfire in New Mexico

Often plain numbers won't tell us the whole story, because in terms of daily life we prefer to compare big things with something relatable — human things. It is significantly easier to imagine the size...
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Rain and hail slowed down Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires — just 500 acres shy of 300,000

Yesterday due to humidity recovery and winds speed decrease the largest fire in New Mexico history slowed down, adding to its tally 1,557 acres, to the total of 299, 565 acres. Today partial clouds with...
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Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire is the largest fire in New Mexico history — almost 300,000 acres burned

As the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire continue to burn through thousands of acres each day, and even 2,000 personnel are not enough to contain the blaze, it became the largest in New Mexico...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires grew to 279,868 acres — almost 2,000 personnel involved

Since yesterday firewatch report Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires burned through another 10,000 acres, approaching 280,000 acres of total affected area, maintaining approximately the same rate of expansion over the last two days. At...