New Mexico’s Largest Forest Wildfire – Photos

31 05 2012

A huge wildfire has burnt more than 170,000 acres of New Mexico.

This is the largest fire in New Mexico history.

The wildfire had already burnt  265 square miles of the Gila National Forest.

It burnt buildings, houses and trees.

The wildfire may spread to the area where a big nuclear power plant, Los Alamos National Laboratory is situated.

If  the Los Alamos National Laboratory caught fire, it can cause nuclear radiation around the area.

Wildfire is a disaster, in this case it is a natural disaster because fire officials said it was caused by lighting on May 16, 2012.

People lost their valuable items and the country lost the precious trees.

It took years and years for those trees to grow.

Huge wildfire also releases a large amounts of carbon dioxide and lots and lots of smoke.

That causes air pollution and a lot of health problems.

The smoke can make a very large area hazy and may cause accidents.

I am very sad and sorry for the people who lost their homes, trees and other valuable items.

Looking at the photos reminds of Micheal Jackson’s Earth Song video clip.

It very sad for the world to lost that much trees in only a short time.

This image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a May 29, 2012 photo, of the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest is seen from Cliff, N.M. Fire officials said Wednesday the wildfire has burned more than 265 square miles has become the largest fire in New Mexico history. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Burnt out terrain off of Forest Rd. 141 in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico, is seen in this handout photo supplied by the United States Forest Service on May 30, 2012. New Mexico’s Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, still raging in the rugged mountains of the Gila National Forest, has grown to more than 170,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in the state’s history, fire officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Steven Meister/Mt. Taylor Hotshots/USFS/Handout

A fire burns in the Gila National Forest in this handout image courtesy of the United States Forest Service dated May 27, 2012. The so-called Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire was ignited by lightning on May 16, fire officials said. Picture taken May 27, 2012. REUTERS/USFS/Steven Meister/Handout

Firefighters battle a wind-driven fire that has destroyed at least two homes and a number of outbuildings in Topaz Ranch Estates, south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Firefighters battle a wildfire south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The fast-moving blaze near the Nevada-California line destroyed at least two homes on Tuesday as it forced evacuations and sent up huge plumes of black smoke, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

This photo provided by InciWeb Incident Information System shows the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire in Mogollon, N.M., a privately owned ghost town which was ordered to evacuate. Fire officials in New Mexico said Saturday, May 26, 2012, that the blaze has shrunk slightly to 82,000 acres but is still 0 percent contained because of weather conditions. (AP Photo/InciWeb Incident Information System)


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