Wildfires in southwest cause thousands of acres of damage

Wildfires rage across the southwest, permitting up to 180 miles of damage as of Sunday, 24 April. New Mexico Fire Information claims that 54,000 acres have burned due to the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires, along with other active fires.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Gov. shared that 16 of 33 counties are dealing with flames and debris from around 20 active wildfires. Expected low temperatures, slim chances of rain and snow, and upcoming precipitation will provide more ideal conditions for firefighters to contain the fire.
One of the several fires, the Hermits Peak, sprouted on 6 April, began burning near Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Calf Canyon Fire ignited on Tuesday, 19 April. Two scooper aircrafts have departed to carry water from nearby lakes onto the fires, and two more are scheduled to deploy on 25 April, Monday. Helicopters capable of holding 2,000 gallons of water, and air tankers were also deployed to control the fires, states Incident Commander Carl Schwope.
In Arizona, neighborhood evacuations have been lifted after the devastating Tunnel Fire, which has charred over 21,000 acres since it’s ignition, around a week ago, starting on 17 April.
The Tunnel Fire has destroyed dozens of buildings, weakened trees, caused loss of vegetation, rolling debris and rocks, ash pits capable of inducing severe burns, and numerous neighborhood homes. The state is still in a state of emergency as of 21 April, declared by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
In Nebraska, one death has been caused by these fires, retired Fire Chief John P. Trumble, age 66. Trumble was driving along Road 407 as a spotter when smoke and dust from fires prevented him from seeing clearly, causing his vehicle to veer off the road.
The southwest continues to burn with over a dozen fires throughout the region and is still in a state of emergency, despite all previous evacuation orders being lifted.