ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Bernalillo County firefighters put out as many as five small fires reported Thursday evening in the Sandia Mountains foothills.
The fires were reported about 6:45 p.m. off Forest Road 333 near the Juan Tabo Picnic Area and the trailhead for the La Luz trail. The area is north of Tramway Road and about five miles east of Interstate 25.
Initial reports indicate the separate fires combined totaled about 0.1 acres.
A spokesman credited the quick attack with preventing the fires from running in the dry grass and brush.
While officials say the fires were human-caused, they know little beyond that and are investigating.
The fires are several miles south of the 50-acre Piedra Fire that has been burning since 3 a.m. Thursday high in a forested canyon. That fire, too, is believed to be human-caused.
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