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Snow, rain help dampen Kerr wildfire in Gila National Forest

Snow and rain helps dampen the Kerr wildfire Snow and rain helps dampen the Kerr wildfire |  Photo: NMfireinfo.com

The Associated Press
May 11, 2017 11:42 AM

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) - Snow and rain has helped dampen a wildfire that has burned 2,665 acres or 4 square miles (10.78 sq. kilometers)of woodland in the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico.

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Officials say the lightning-caused fire that started May 1 about 17 miles (27 kilometers) northeast of Reserve is contained along 17 percent of its perimeter.

Only a handful of personnel and two fire engines are now assigned to the fire.

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