Wind-driven flames that are extraordinarily dry from years-long drought are tearing through vegetation in New Mexico. Climate change has made even small blazes a potent threat to life and property.
This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the active fire lines of the Hermits Peak wildfire, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Wildfire in the West is on a furious pace early this year.
A burnt bicycle is among the remains of a burnt mobile home in the community of San Ignacio following a wildfire near Las Vegas, New Mexico.
A burnt home following a wildfire is seen in Sapello, New Mexico. The largest wildfire burning in the United States was heading toward mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to issue another set of warnings for more people to prepare to evacuate as the fast-moving fire picks up momentum.
Jerry Gomez looks through the remains of his home following a wildfire in Rociada, New Mexico.
A sunset seen through a wall of wildfire smoke from the Amtrak train station in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Castañeda Hotel, right, hosted meals for residents and firefighters this week with sponsorships from restaurants and other businesses.
A sunset is seen through plumes of wildfire smoke in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Area residents have been on and off of evacuation orders of the past month as fires grow and move with intense and unpredictable winds.
Smoke from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire drifts over Las Vegas, New Mexico.
The Calf Canyon/Hermit Peak Fire burns south of Las Vegas, New Mexico.