Silver Fire approaches evacuated old mining town

Posted at: 06/12/2013 8:29 AM | Updated at: 06/12/2013 10:57 AM
By: KOB.com staff; The Associated Press

HILLSBORO, N.M. (AP) - Firefighters in southwestern New Mexico are trying to keep a wildfire from reaching an old mining town whose 45 or so residents have already been evacuated.

The Silver ire in southwestern New Mexico continues to grow, now having burned 13 square miles and is now within a half-mile of the small community of Kingston.

The main focus of the approximately 350 firefighters and support personnel assigned to the fire are stopping its eastward movement toward Kingston as well as protecting other structures in the fire area.

The fire is burning in extremely rugged mountainous forest in western Sierra County and eastern Grant County.

A lightning strike started the fire Friday.  There's no containment estimate, and State Route 152 remains closed between San Lorenzo to Hillsboro.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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