Environmentalists say they’re out to protect endangered species, watersheds and human habitations in forested areas but their critics counter by saying they’re making a flammable situation worse.
The debate has taken on a sharper edge in New Mexico as the state has already battled the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire that set a state record for most square [...]
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams edited a string of soundbites with Gov. Susana Martinez discussing the wildfires raging across the state, including the Little Bear Fire that forced hundreds of homeowners to evacuate Ruidoso.
She talks about the destruction and touches on the question about whether there should be some re-thinking about forest management. Here’s [...]
After a hellish weekend, firefighters made some real progress on the Little Bear Fire in the Ruidoso, NM area on Monday (June 11), going from zero percent containment Sunday to an estimated 30 percent containment by early Monday evening, thanks in part to lower temperatures and some favorable winds.
The fire burned more than 1,500 acres [...]
As firefighters battle the Little Bear Fire that has destroyed at least 36 structures in the Ruidoso area, Congressman Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) and an official with the US Forest Service had a heated exchange over the agency’s handling of the wildfire that as of Sunday afternoon had charred more than 26,000 acres in the [...]