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United States of America (the): Wild Fire: 2012/05/23 Country Information on DRR

Period 2012/05/23
Country or District United States of America (the)
Event Type Wild Fire
Outline A wildfire burned out of control for a fourth day in the steep mountains of southwestern New Mexico on 26 May 2012, one of several blazes that have consumed more than 200 square miles (520 square km) of rugged land in six U.S. states.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2012/05/26
Efforts to contain the blazes spreading in sparsely populated areas of Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah have been hurt by gusting winds and tinder-dry late-spring conditions