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Mora County residents sue U.S. Forest Service for information on state's largest wildfire

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Update:

In an update on Saturday, President Joe Biden responded to a question on federal funding towards the wildfires impacting New Mexico. The major fires this season emerged from federal government orders.

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"I can't commit to that on my own," Biden said. "That's what's being proposed by in the Congress. And I support what they're doing."

Biden doubled down on his support and appears to be willing for the federal government to fund the wildfire efforts.

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Video: New Mexico Wildfire Update 5/23 (KOAT Albuquerque)

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New Mexico residents are suing the U.S. Forest Service for information on a massive wildfire that's been burning in the state since late April.

The federal agency has been criticized for its role in causing two wildfires that merged to become the largest blaze in New Mexico's recorded history.

Mora County residents allege the Forest Service improperly withheld documents following a records request.

The agency says it does not comment on pending litigation.

The wildfire has charred 500 square miles in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. A second large fire in southern New Mexico prompted an emergency declaration by the governor on Friday.

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