Little Bear Fire

The Little Bear Fire wildfire in New Mexico burned 44,330 acres and 254 buildings, making it the most destructive of human structures wildfire in the state's history.[1][2] The previously most destructive fire was the Cerro Grande Fire. The fire began on June 4, 2012 from a lightning strike and quickly grew out of control due to dry, windy conditions.[3] The Little Bear Fire was contained by July 30, 2012 according to Federal Emergency Management Agency.[4]

There was no loss of human life as all but one couple in the evacuation zone said they received at least one call to evacuate the area.[5] The New Mexico government did an effective job of notifying the public about the fire and it mitigated damages.[5]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2012-06-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "New Mexico Little Bear Fire (FM-2979) |". Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  5. ^ a b McCaffrey, Sarah; Stidham, Melanie; Brenkert-Smith, Hannah (September 2013), Little Bear Fire Summary Report (PDF), Newtown Square, PA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Res. Note NRS-RN-178CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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