Sat. May 18th, 2024

WILDFIRE IN LINCOLN COUNTY SPREADS OVER 24 SQUARE KILOMETERS

LINCOLN COUNTY (KSMX)- A wildfire in south-central New Mexico continues to grow in the Lincoln National Forest. The Associated Press reports, state and federal fire officials say the fire grew Sunday to more than 9 square miles (24 square kilometers) and is uncontained. The blaze outside of the small community of Arabela, New Mexico, began Thursday and the cause remains under investigation.

The fire area includes multiple cabins, communication structures, archaeological and historical sites, and the unique wilderness characteristics of the Capitan Mountains Wilderness. Around 300 firefighters are working to calm the inferno.

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