UPDATE: Fire burns in windy conditions in Northern New Mexico; 70% contained
Posted at: 04/20/2013 5:10 PM
| Updated at: 04/20/2013 7:22 PM
By: Shaun Griswold, KOB.com
Crews from New Mexico State Forestry and San Miguel County are currently fighting the 283 Fire, located near NM 283 at mile marker 4 near Mineral Hill outside Las Vegas.
Strong winds are causing the fire to be quite active. The fire was first reported around 2 p.m. and has burned about 30 acres, Dan Ware with state forestry said.
By 6:00 p.m. it was reportedly 70 percent contained.
Vegatation in the area includes grass, pondorosa, oak and juniper.
New Mexico State Police have called for four homes to be voluntarily evacuated as a precautionary measure and are assisting with traffic control in the area.
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