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IPFS News Link • New Mexico

US Gov't Started a Massive Wildfire, Burning 432 Homes, and Is Now Forcing Victims to Pay for It

•, By Matt Agorist

The fires were set by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) — ironically to reduce wildfire risk — but having the opposite of their intended effect. Thanks to several acts of incompetence, neglect, and ignorance, the controlled burn morphed into a catastrophic blaze that engulfed over 530 square miles of mostly privately owned forests and meadows, while destroying 432 homes as well. Now, after burning down their homes and land, the state is demanding the victims pay for the damage themselves — despite previous reassurances that they would be given support.

"Today I'm announcing the federal government's covering 100% of the cost," President Joe Biden said after he visited the state in June. But, like so many words uttered from the mounts of US presidents, that was not true.