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NM officials discuss wildfire season

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez is warning New Mexicans that the state is entering what could be another season of dangerous wildfires.

At a press conference in Albuquerque Monday to kickoff "Wildfire Awareness Week," she said continuing historic drought conditions heighten the risk of what already has the potential to be another active summer of fires.

So far this year, nearly 100 fires have burned close to 6,000 acres of state and private land.

The 2013 fire season was brief but very active. More than 190,000 burned acres on public and private lands and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents.