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4 Devastating New Mexico Wildfires That Have Gone Down In History

In addition to the standard four seasons, New Mexico also has fire season. Some years are blessedly calm, while other years it seems like one blaze is barely contained when two others ignite. Here are four wildfires that New Mexicans will never forget:

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Personally, I will never forget the moment I realized an especially vibrant sunset over the Jemez Mountains was actually the Las Conchas Fire.

Let’s hope this year is an uneventful one.

To learn about scheduled prescribed burns, active fires, and disaster preparedness measures, visit this informative website that is the result of collaboration between several state and federal agencies.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.