Update on fires burning in New Mexico

By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

Rain is giving firefighters a helping hand in battling the Silver Fire.

Rain fell in the Gila National Forest Friday and helped ease the fire activity.

More rain is expected in the area Saturday.

The Silver Fire has burned nearly 22,000 acres so far.

The fire continues to threaten the small town of Kingston, which firefighters have been working to protect.

The Jaroso Fire burning near Truchas, NM is still at zero percent containment.

Thunderstorms have kept crews from being able to fly over the fire to get an estimate of its size.

The fire was estimated to have burned more than 3,500 acres so far.

Meanwhile, the Whites Peak fire burning north of Las Vegas has burned 11,000 acres but officials say the fire has not grown much. 

Fire Crews battling the Thompson Ridge fire in the Valles Caldera National Preserve saw less activity Saturday.

The fire has burned 24,000 acres over the past few days.

The Thompson Ridge fire remains at 75 percent containment.

Crews are also continuing work on the Tres Lagunas fire.

The Fire Burning 10 miles north of Pecos has scorched more than 10,000 acres.

The Tres Lagunas fire is sitting at 85 percent containment. 


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