The cause of the largest wildfire in the state that covers over 300,000 acres of land remains unknown until now.
Recently, the United States Forest Service (USFS) admitted they started the fire in New Mexico that went out of control early last month and later merged with another fire, to become the second-largest blaze in state history.
Many reports said that both the Hermits Peak Fire and the Calf Canyon Fire were started by the USFS.
Of course, at first, these so-called climate change propagators blamed the effects of climate change for being responsible for the fire but they were wrong.
They have forgotten that idiot people are one of the biggest factors that could start a fire.
— Chris 🇺🇸 (@Chris_1791) May 27, 2022
Massive New Mexico Fire Started By U.S. Forest Service https://t.co/ZFZBdhg6sK
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 28, 2022
More details of this story from the Daily Caller:
The U.S. Forest Services (USFS) said Friday it had started two fires that devastated thousands of acres of land and hundreds of homes in New Mexico.
The agency said it started the April 6 Hermits Peak Fire and the April 19 Calf Canyon Fire, reported Reuters. The two fires combined into the largest-ever wildfire in New Mexico history.
“The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary,” the U.S. Forest Service summary of the Hermits Peak Fire stated.
Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged the U.S. government to take full responsibility for the destruction of property brought by the wildfires.
Rep. Taylor Marjorie Greene also spoke out against the fire:
Two largest forest fires in New Mexico are the fault of the federal government.
The federal government causes more problems than it solves problems.
And the people pay for it all.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 28, 2022
And Reuters had some scoop on the news:
Two blazes that grew into New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state’s governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster.
Forest Service investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a “burn pile” of branches that the agency thought was out but reignited on April 19, the Santa Fe National Forest said in a statement.
That blaze on April 22 merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which the USFS started with a controlled burn that went out of control on April 6, the agency previously reported.
The combined blaze has so far torched over 312,320 acres(126,319 hectares) of mountain forests and valleys, an area approaching the size of greater London, and destroyed hundreds of homes.