ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Evacuations have now been lifted in the Lincoln National Forest where a wildfire is burning.
Crews from the U.S. Forest Service and the Otero County Volunteer Fire Department are there.
Bulldozers have also been ordered to help build a line around the fire.
As of late Thursday afternoon the fire was reported to be 45 percent contained.
The fire started Wednesday afternoon east of Alamogordo.
As of now, it has been contained down to 109 acres, and by Thursday afternoon was reported to be 45 percent contained. Still State Forestry says the dry weather continues to be a big threat:
"Our forests, our rangelands are very very dry right now and it's not going to take much to get a fire going especially with the winds we've been having," Dan Ware said. "So everybody needs to have some personal responsibility and make sure their not doing anything to contribute to a wildfire."
Officials believe the Curtis Fire is human-caused, but the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
At last reported 86 personnel from local volunteer fire departments, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs were working the blaze.
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