NM wildfire update

Posted at: 06/30/2013 1:28 PM | Updated at: 06/30/2013 2:55 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A wildfire in southern New Mexico has grown by nearly 40 square miles over the last two days.

Crews fighting the Silver fire in the Gila National Forest hope that thunderstorms forecast for Sunday will bring relief.

The blaze had reached 196 square miles by Sunday morning.

It was 45 percent contained.

Crews were focusing Sunday on protecting seven Cooney Canyon homes on the fire's western flank.

The fire was more than two miles from the homes.

The homes have been vacated by their owners, though no official evacuation order has been given.

The lightning-sparked blaze also was burning northward into wilderness.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed..)

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