Biden faces fury over New Mexico wildfire sparked by government
June 13, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE,N.M. — U.S. President Joe Biden landed in New Mexico on Saturday amid anger and frustration from wildfire survivors as he visits the state to review efforts to fight its biggest blaze in recorded history that was started by federal officials.
Driven by drought and wind, the fire has destroyed hundreds of homes in mountains northeast of Santa Fe since two controlled burns by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) went out of control in April.
Air Force One banked and circled around fire damage in New Mexico, allowing Biden to see burned forest and plumes of smoke from the sky before he landed in the state and greeted the governor and other elected officials who have called for more financial support from the federal government.