Where Can You Find a Map of New Mexico Forest Fires?


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An interactive map of forest fires in New Mexico is available at www.nmwatch.org as of 2015. This site provides a customizable view of different types of wildfires affecting the state of New Mexico.

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NMWatch.org provides several informative tools and options to understand wildfire situations in New Mexico. Orange flame icons on the map are fires that are actively burning, while blue flame icons are inactive fires. On the top-left, you can click the sideways arrow to expand a toolbar, showing numerous options. You can check or uncheck the current year and prior years to show or hide those fires. You also can check to show perimeters of past large wildfires or to show public schools, hospitals, community centers and other landmarks for reference. The Tools menu at the top lets you measure a distance, area or GPS coordinates, and it also provides a box to enter specific coordinates.

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