ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - There were even more fires popping up in Albuquerque overnight, coming after firefighters had to battle a small brush fire Sunday night.
The fires could not be coming at a worse time. The Foothills are bone dry and one spark away from a dangerous and destructive wildfire.
Now the hunt is on to find whoever may be setting the fires on purpose.
All of the fires were all along Tramway, from Montgomery to Comanche.
Firefighters have not said much about these fires, but police were seen combing the area with spotlights.
It is not known if the fires are human caused, but firefighters say the fire from Sunday night appeared to be human caused.
Sunday night's fire kept firefighters busy for almost four hours and crews were able to keep it to less than an acre.
Monday, firefighters took KRQE News 13 through some of the area that burned, to show exactly how dry and dangerous these hills are.
The people who live in the area are on edge and are hoping their homes do not end up going up in flames.
"We've lived here 20 years and this has been a dry year. We've had a couple of fires behind our home, and it is a worry," Janette Jeppson said.
As of right now, firefighters do not have any idea who started the fire Sunday night, or if they have a firebug on their hands.
State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced Monday restrictions against smoking, open fires and fireworks on state trust land because of the risk of wildfires.
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New Mexico is at the beginning of a deep freeze, and state officials are paying close attention.