Top-Tier Management Team Sent to New Mexico Wildfire

Wildfire has burned at least 6,100 acres

 

 

OTERO, N.M. (AP) — A top-tier management team and additional air tankers and ground crews have been assigned to a wildfire burning in the Sacramento Mountains of south-central New Mexico.

The fire near the Three Rivers Campground and west of the Ski Apache ski resort had burned 6,100 acres (25 square kilometers) with no containment around its perimeter as of Tuesday morning, according to a statement posted by fire managers.

The fire was reported Monday and its cause was under investigation, the statement said.

No injuries or structure damage has been reported.

Smoke was blowing into the communities of Alto, Capitan, and Ruidoso, the statement said.

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