Posted BY: Greg P.

The U.S. Forest Service admitted today that the largest wildfire ever in New Mexico history was actually the result of two fires they started which then grew out of control. Oops:

From Reuters:

Two blazes that grew into New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state’s governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster.

Forest Service investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a “burn pile” of branches that the agency thought was out but reignited on April 19, the Santa Fe National Forest said in a statement.

Brandon strikes again!

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan is PISSED:

“Today, the U.S. Forest Service announced a federal pile burn was responsible for the ignition of the Calf Canyon Fire, which merged with the Hermits Peak Fire to become the largest wildfire in New Mexico history.

The pain and suffering of New Mexicans caused by these actions is unfathomable. This is a first step toward the federal government taking full responsibility for this fire, which has destroyed homes, displaced New Mexicans, and cost the state and local governments millions.

I appreciate the U.S. Forest Service assuming responsibility for the actions that caused this terrible crisis. It is evident that the federal government must take a hard look at their fire management practices and make sure they account for a rapidly changing climate.”

Americans can’t even trust Smokey Bear under Joe Biden’s leadership?