Wildfires leap 'from home to home' in California while blaze burns in New Mexico
Guardian, 13 May 2022
A wildfire in southern California has destroyed more than 20 houses, many of them multimillion-dollar mansions, in the coastal community of Laguna Niguel, 50 miles south of Los Angeles.
In New Mexico, the largest blaze in the US – which has grown to cover more than 105,140 hectares (259,810 acres) – continued to burn on Thursday morning.
Gusty winds have fanned the flames through the parched vegetation of the drought-stricken terrain in an explosive start to what is expected to be another devastating fire season across the American west