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New Mexico wildfire progresses in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains | app

The largest wildfire in the United States was heading towards mountain resorts in northern New Mexico on Wednesday, prompting authorities to issue another round of warnings for more people to prepare to evacuate as the fast moving fire is gaining momentum.

Fire officials said the blaze was moving up slopes and along exposed ridgelines while throwing embers into the air that were blown past the fire by gusts of wind. After growing more than 50 square miles (130 square kilometers) in a single day, the fire has now charred more than 370 square miles (958 square kilometers) of dry forest since it started last month.

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