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NM wildfire worst in state's history; possible preview for Western U.S.

RESERVE, N.M. -- Extremely dry conditions have lead to the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history.

More than 265 square miles in the Gila National Forest have burned.

Experts say the out of control fire may be just a preview of what's to come in parts of the Western United States, after months of drought and dry conditions.

The fire has destroyed about a dozen homes and nearby towns have been evacuated.  About 1,200 firefighters from around the state are trying to get it under control.

 

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