Break in weather allows air crews in NM wildfires

June 12, 2012 • State News

A burned SUV at a home located on Wolf Springs Loop near Ruidoso, N.M., shows the devastation caused by a wildfire, Monday June 11, 2012. Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews Monday and underscored the need to replenish an aging U.S. aerial firefighting fleet needed to combat a year-round fire season. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Adolphe Pierre-Louis)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Air and ground crews used a break in the hot and windy weather Monday to fight a fast-moving wildfire that charred tens of thousands of acres in just three days and forced hundreds of reLogin to read more

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