ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Firefighters are on their way to four new wildfires reported late Thursday across the Santa Fe National Forest and near Cimarron.
Two are in the northeastern part of the forest while the other is in the far west north of Cuba, according to New Mexico State Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service.
The fires area:
- 18 miles northwest of Las Vegas in remote area.
- 6 miles southwest of Mora. About 0.1 acre at last report.
- 15 miles northwest of Cuba. About 0.1 acre at last report.
- 6 miles north of Ócate near Cook Peak. About 4-6 acres on private land. (Update 7:20 p.m.: State Forestry has pulled its crew off the fire due to lightning and rain in the area. It currently is raining on the fire.)
Lightning is believed to have caused the fire north of Ócate. The causes of the other fires are not yet known although storms have been reported near those locations.
Update 8 p.m.: The three wildfires on the Santa Fe National Forest are reported to be contained. All were caused by lightning. A new fire is now reported on the Cibola National Forest on the east side of Mount Taylor. The Game Ranch Fire is estimated at three acres.
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