NM fire called ‘costly mistake’

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The website The Chive compiled a list of some of the costliest mistakes ever made, on that list, the Cerro Grande Fire.

The fire started as a prescribed burn by the forest service near Los Alamos back in 2000 and quickly spread due to high winds and dry conditions.

The flames burned for more than a month, destroyed close to 48,000 acres and left more than 400 families without homes.

It also caused $1 billion in property damage.

The federal government ended up paying out billions to cover the losses.

Also on the list of costliest mistakes, the crash of the Titanic, and Tiger Woods’ divorce settlement.

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