Miscalculations, errors blamed for massive New Mexico blaze


              President Joe Biden speaks during a briefing on the New Mexico wildfires at the New Mexico State Emergency Operations Center, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
            
              FILE - Carson Hot Shots Tyler Freeman works to keep a burning log from rolling down a slope, May 23, 2022, as he and his co-workers work on hot spots from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire in the Carson National Forest west of Chacon, N.M. The U.S. Forest Service is acknowledging multiple miscalculations, inaccurate models and a lack of understanding of just how dry things are in the Southwest in a review of a planned burn that turned into the largest blaze in New Mexico's recorded history. The agency on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, released the findings after investigating the decisions that led up to igniting a prescribed fire that was meant to remove vegetation in an effort to reduce the wildfire threat in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in northern New Mexico. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
Miscalculations, errors blamed for massive New Mexico blaze