Strong winds force grounding of aircraft fighting New Mexico wildfire

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By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) -Airborne firefighters dumped water and retardants on a raging New Mexico wildfire on Saturday, expediting their mission until gusty afternoon winds grounded their aerial campaign. In all New Mexico was battling at least six wildfires, the worst of them burning the mountains and canyons just east of the capital of Santa Fe, amid extremely hot, windy and dry weather that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called “the worst possible set of conditions for any fire.” The Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon complex had burned 172,284 acres as of Saturday, officials said, the equivalent…

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