The United States saw the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history – but it didn’t start out as an accident. These fires were actually set by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) supposedly to “reduce wildfire risk,” but had the opposite effect.
Due to a combination of incompetence, neglect and ignorance, the “controlled” burn morphed into a catastrophic blaze that engulfed over 530 square miles of mostly privately-owned forests and meadows while destroying 432 homes as well.
After burning down the homes and land, the state is demanding that the victims pay for the damage themselves despite previously telling them that they would be given full support. When he visited the state in June, President Joe Biden said the federal government will be covering 100 percent of the cost, but this is no longer the case.