New Mexico

KNAU and Arizona News
6:25 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Gila Fire on Pace to Break Record

Gila Wilderness Fire May 25, 2012
US Forest Service

A wildfire raging out of control in southwestern New Mexico grew by 30 square miles overnight Monday.  The massive blaze is on track to become the largest in the state's history.

Whipped by strong winds, the Whitewater Baldy Complex fire is expected to break the record set by last year's devastating Las Conchas wildfire that scorched 244 square miles.  It's burned at least a dozen summer cabins and is a long way from containment. 

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