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US President Joe Biden declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone

  • In the United States, firefighters slowed the advance of the largest wildfire as heavy winds relented, while President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration that brings new financial resources to remote stretches of New Mexico devastated by fire since early April.
  • A National Weather Service Meteorologist in Albuquerque, Todd Shoemake said that strong winds with gusts up to 45 miles per hour are expected to return today along with above-normal temperatures and abysmally low humidity that make for extreme fire danger.