Foothills fire prompts multi-agency response
June 13, 2019 05:15 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Smoke rose from Albuquerque's Foothills Tuesday evening prompting a multi-agency response.
The fire was reported south of the Elena Gallegos Open Space in Bear Canyon just before 6 p.m.
Forest Service officials say their crews responded along with Albuquerque Fire Rescue, Bernalillo County, Corrales, State Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Albuquerque Open Space, and the Albuquerque Police Department.
“We are grateful for all of the support,” said Chris Kirby, Fire Management Officer for the Sandia Ranger District. “Without this combined response, we might have had a different outcome.”
According to Albuquerque Fire Rescue officials, the fire burned 56 acres.
No homes or structures were damaged, although the flames were only about 800 feet away. The fire is 50% contained.
The cause of the fire is not known, but they have ruled out any natural causes.
The U.S. Forest Service is leading the investigation because the fire was on U.S. Forest land.
Updated: June 13, 2019 05:15 PM
Created: June 12, 2019 10:15 AM
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