Firefighters slow advance of New Mexico blaze as Biden declares disaster

5850 - Firefighters slow advance of New Mexico blaze as Biden declares disaster5850 - Firefighters slow advance of New Mexico blaze as Biden declares disaster

New resources sent to remote stretches of state to tackle America’s largest wildfire, which is burning over 258 sq miles

Firefighters in New Mexico have slowed the advance of the largest wildfire currently burning in the US, as Joe Biden declared the situation a disaster, bringing new resources to remote stretches of New Mexico that have been devastated by fire since early April.

Nearly 1,300 firefighters and other personnel are currently battling the fire, which has fanned out across 258 sq miles (669 sq km) of high alpine forest and grasslands at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains.

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