AFR believes bosque fire was man-made, possibly intentional

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A fire was started in Albuquerque’s bosque Tuesday morning.

Multiple units responded to the fire near Bridge Boulevard. Albuquerque Fire Rescue spokesman Tom Ruiz said the fire was 100% contained by 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Ruiz said there were multiple ignition sources, leading them to believe the fire was man-made and possibly intentional.

There have now been 13 reported fires in Albuquerque open spaces so far this year – that’s more than all of 2020.

The majority of the fires have been in the bosque but a few have been in the foothills and West Mesa.