This satellite footage shows what New Mexico's Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires look like from space.
As of May 9, the blazes had burned more than 200,000 acres and were only 39% contained.
The 2022 U.S. wildfire season is only just beginning, and it is already revealing itself to be an intense one.
There are more than a dozen wildfires burning in the southwest U.S. simultaneously this week, months before the typical peak of wildfire season.
There is widespread consensus among scientific experts that the climate crisis is causing wildfires to occur more frequently and with greater severity in recent years.
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