NM faces potentially devastating wildfire season

March 31, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is facing a potentially devastating wildfire season this year after experiencing record-setting fires over the past two years.

This season is shaping up to be one of the worst as a decade of drought drains moisture from forest fuels and average temperatures continue to rise, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( ).

“We’ve had a pretty lackluster winter, but we don’t know what it’s going to be like this spring,” said New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware. “We hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”

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