More Evacuations as Black Fire Grows in New Mexico

The Black Fire had burned over 228,300 acres in Gila National Forest, New Mexico, and was 19 percent contained on Sunday, May 29, officials said.

Gila National Forest said firing operations were carried out on the northern edge of the fire, where “containment lines continue to hold.”

Residents in a number of areas were ordered to evacuate due to the wildfire, with others warned to be ready. Two structures were destroyed by the fire, officials said.

Local media reported on May 25 that the Black Fire had become the third-largest wildfire in the history of New Mexico. Credit: US Forest Service – Gila National Forest via Storyful

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