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Wildfire burning near northern NM campground

Created: 06/27/2014 2:48 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

UTE PARK, N.M. -- Firefighters are responding to a fire sparked by lightning on the Philmont Scout Ranch, located five miles north of Ute Park near the Pueblano Campground.

The New Mexico State Forestry estimates that the fire is burning between 10 to 12 acres. The wildfire is burning in grass and trees and being pushed by high winds, according to forestry spokesman Dan Ware.

Area boy scouts have been relocated to different parts of the ranch as a precautionary measure.

Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.


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