The end could be near for New Mexico’s largest wildfire ever

The end may be in sight for New Mexico’s largest fire in the state’s history.

The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires are now 93 percent contained. It has been raging for more than two months now but has had little movement this week. An early monsoon has brought heavy rain to the area.

Experts say it will take years to recover from this fire which has burned almost 342,000 acres. The Governor says damage right now, including to agriculture, is more than a quarter-million dollars.

Last week the U.S. Forest Service admitted to contributing to the fire through a prescribed burn that got out of control.

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