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By Grant McGee
The Staff of The News 

Winds, rain factors in wildfire season


Last updated 3/21/2023 at 2:06pm

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The remains of a home off CR M northwest of Clovis after the April 29 wildfire.

Wildfire season in eastern New Mexico isn't so much about a time span as it is about conditions.

"It's before greenup," National Weather Service Meteorologist Annette Mokry said. "Fine fuels like grasses provide dry fuel before the spring rains."...

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