Satellites observe devastating fires in northern New Mexico

Satellites observe devastating fires in northern New Mexico

The devastating wildfires in New Mexico fueled by strong winds are visible from space.

New satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies has captured a portion of the 200,000 acres burning associated with the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires east of Santa Fe. On Monday (May 9), the New York Times listed this set of fires as New Mexico as the largest active wildfire in the United States; according to a collection of state agencies, the fire was nearly 30% contained as of May 13.

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