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Kerr Fire in Gila National Forest near Reserve grows to 2,800 acres

KOB.com Web Staff
May 08, 2017 05:16 PM

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) - Crews in southwest New Mexico continue to battle a fire that’s burning in the Gila National Forest.

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The U.S. Forest Service said Monday the Kerr Fire has grown to 2,800 acres, or 4.4 square miles (11.4 square kilometers) and is now 17 miles (27 kilometers) northeast of the village of Reserve, New Mexico.

Officials say lightning sparked the blaze on May 1.

The National Weather Service says the area is expected to see gusty winds and more lightning on Monday, hindering efforts to battle the blaze.

The fire is 17 percent contained.

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