Encino Fire in Rio Rancho 60 percent contained, 1,278 acres
June 19, 2017 03:17 PM
RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- New Mexico Forest Service officials say firefighters made good progress on the Encino Fire overnight. NMFS officials say the fire is 60 percent contained and that after more accurate mapping, the fire is now estimated at about 1,278 acres.
Sandoval County Fire Department officials said most of the activity for the Encino Fire on the Westside of Rio Rancho has died down Sunday night and fire crews will make an aggressive fire suppression approach Monday morning. Ground and aviation resources will continue securing and strengthening the fire perimeter Monday.
The cause of the fire is still unknown. County officials told KOB that the state fire investigator will be looking into the blaze.
This is a developing story. Stay with KOB.com for updates.
Updated: June 19, 2017 03:17 PM
Created: June 19, 2017 07:20 AM
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