Rain helps crews in battle against NM fires

Posted at: 07/04/2013 1:12 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Firefighters battling blazes around New Mexico are getting more help from Mother Nature.
Rain continues to fall on the largest wildfire burning in the state, the 216-square-mile Silver Fire in the Gila National Forest. The fire is now 63 percent contained and fire officials say it's not expected to grow Thursday due to the favorable weather.
In northern New Mexico, the growth potential of the Jaroso Fire burning in the Pecos Wilderness was also less thanks to recent wet weather and higher humidity levels.
That blaze is not contained and is burning in rugged territory that has prevented crews from directly attacking the flames.
Elsewhere, firefighters have been quickly responding to new lightning fires that have popped up as thunderstorms develop in the afternoons.
Officials say fire danger remains high across many parts of the state.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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