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New Mexico residents sue for information on massive wildfire


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents are suing the U.S. Forest Service for information on a massive wildfire that’s been burning in the state since late April. The agency has been criticized for its role in causing two wildfires that merged to become the largest blaze in New Mexico’s recorded history. Mora County residents allege the Forest Service improperly withheld documents following a records request. The agency says it does not comment on pending litigation. The wildfire has charred 500 square miles in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. A second large fire in southern New Mexico prompted an emergency declaration by the governor on Friday.

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