U.S. Forest Service admits monitoring errors caused New Mexico fire
Ediz Tiyansan

The United States Forest Service has acknowledged mistakes for a planned controlled burn last April which exploded into New Mexico's largest wildfire in history. 

The agency admitted it relied on poor weather data and failed to understand how climate change had dried out the landscape. 

The so-called "Calf Canyon Fire" spiraled out of control and burned through nearly 140,000 hectares (341,000 acres) in over two months, and it's still not contained (about 72% for now).

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