Evacuations in New Mexico as Combined Wildfires Spread

New evacuation orders were issued on May 3 for the communities of Chachon and West Holman in Mora County, New Mexico, as two wildfires burned.

Footage posted by Rep Roger Montoya on Tuesday shows a large plume of grey smoke rising from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires.

The footage caption said Montoya was assisting with evacuations in Chacon.

The fires were nearing 150,000 acres burnt and at 20 percent containment on May 3. Credit: Rep. Roger Montoya via Storyful

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