(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- It's official: the Whitewater-Baldy Complex wildfire has become the largest fire in New Mexico's history.
On Wednesday, officials announced that the fire had consumed approximately 170,272 acres, surpassing last summer's Las Conchas fire, which burned 156,293 acres.
Over 1,000 firefighters are reportedly engaged in the battle against the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, which officials said is zero percent contained.
The fire started on May 9, following a lightning strike.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio