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Buzzard Fire grows to 7,600 acres in Gila National Forest

J.R. Oppenheim
May 25, 2018 06:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A wildfire burning in the Gila National Forest continues to grow in size.

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In their late Friday morning update, officials said the Buzzard Fire near the Eagle Peak Lookout increased to 7,600 acres. It has been burning in a remote area of the forest since Tuesday afternoon.

Officials had said on Thursday it could be 10 days before they get any containment on the fire. Smoke will remain visible throughout Catron County.

Crews continue to work on the 9-acre Kellar Fire in the Lincoln National Forest northeast of Queen, New Mexico. There is also no containment on that lightning-caused fire which began on Tuesday.

Another blaze in the Santa Fe National Forest, the 15-acre Alamo Fire near Bandelier National Monument, is 60 percent contained.

Meanwhile, new fire restrictions will begin Saturday on Bureau of Land Management lands in San Juan County. Fires, fireworks, outdoor smoking, exploding targets and some ammunition will not be allowed. Click here for more information on the restrictions.

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