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New Mexico Wildfires Burning for 25 Days Cause Widespread Property Damage

The Calf Canyon Fire burns north of Las Vegas near the San Miguel and Mora County line, on April 25. 

The Calf Canyon Fire burns north of Las Vegas near the San Miguel and Mora County line, on April 25. 

Photographer: Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP Photo

A wildfire burning for 25 days in rural northeastern New Mexico has caused widespread property loss and continues to blaze across more than 60,000 acres, a local official said Thursday.

“The No. 1 enemy right now is the erratic wind,” Jesus Romero, deputy county manager of San Miguel County, said in a telephone interview.