Forest Fire (13539 ha) in United States 12 May 2022

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1006088
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 10 in the burned area
Burned area: 13539 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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USA - Wildfire, update (ECHO 07 Jun 2022)Tue, 07 Jun 2022 13:50

  • The Calf Canyon/Hermit's Peak wildfire has been burning since the beginning of May across the Counties of San Miguel and Mora in northern New Mexico State (south-western USA), affecting an area of approximately 128,660 ha. 
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that 115 people have been injured, and around 1,000 buildings have been destroyed or damaged by the wildfire. The wildfire event is located about 20 km north-west of Las Vegas City (San Miguel County), and evacuation orders have been issued for more than 27,000 people. 
  • According to the US Incident Information System, as of 7 June, the wildfire event is 65% contained, while severe drought, high temperatures, and strong winds have been affecting the area. 
  • The fire danger forecast over the areas where the wildfire is active is from very high to extreme on 7 June, and mostly moderate on 8 June, according to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS).
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Articles: 9 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

New Mexico’s largest wildfire was found in a forest fire2022-05-28T19:37+0200.

The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history has been found in a planned fire set by the US Forest Service. The agency said Friday that one of the two fires, the Calf Canyon Fire, had been burning since January with a pile of burn holdov
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No relief in sight: Northwest India to swelter till July, say experts2022-05-19T20:48+0200.

The north-western parts of India, which have suffered the most due to heatwaves in the past three months, may not get respite from the sweltering heat till July, according to experts. One reason for this would be the ongoing westerly desert
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Sherry takes notice of bushfire incident at Margallah Hills2022-05-19T03:24+0200.

The Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman took strong notice of the news on social media about people setting or using and implicitly endorsing, even glamourizing bushfires as vanity backdrops for fashion photo shoots in what wa
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