Top official during massive New Mexico blaze gets new post


              FILE - The Calf Canyon/Hermit Peak Fire burns in the mountains near Pecos, N.M., on Thursday May 25, 2022. The supervisor who was in charge of the Santa Fe National Forest when the federal government sparked what became the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history has been temporarily assigned to a post in Washington, D.C. Her replacement was named Friday, July 8, but some have questioned the timing given an ongoing suppression effort that now totals about $275 million. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
            
              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)
            
              FILE - Smoke from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire drifts over Las Vegas, N.M., May 7, 2022. 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. (Robert Browman/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - A forest along NM518 in Mora County, N.M, is scorched by the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire, May 23, 2022. The supervisor who was in charge of the Santa Fe National Forest when the federal government sparked what became the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history has been temporarily assigned to a post in Washington, D.C. Her replacement was named Friday, July 8, but some have questioned the timing given an ongoing suppression effort that now totals about $275 million. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
Top official during massive New Mexico blaze gets new post