For the past few days, the biggest fire in history has been raging in America. President Joe Biden has declared it a disaster so that more help can be sent to remote areas of northern New Mexico. The speed of the fire has increased due to strong winds. This has had an impact on the evacuation of people.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of the mountainous province of New Mexico in the southwestern US, said that about 6,000 people have been forced to evacuate due to widespread wildfires in the region. State fire officials said the blaze quickly spread to Las Vegas and Gallinas Canyon due to strong winds across the region.
Due to the rapidly spreading fire, many changes had to be made in the evacuation and road closure of the people. 30,000 acres of land have come under the grip of this fire which has been going on for more than a week. 1,020 firefighters are engaged in extinguishing it.
170 houses destroyed by fire
The US National Fire Center said the number of homes destroyed by the fire was about 170. Massive fires in five states, including New Mexico, have burned an area of about 436 square miles (1,129 square kilometres). People are yet to be ordered out of the city, many residents have packed their bags and ready to go, and classes at local schools in the districts have been cancelled.