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Fire in northern New Mexico continues to threaten homes

Megan Abundis
Updated: May 12, 2020 10:20 PM
Created: May 12, 2020 06:37 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Fire crews are working to contain a wildfire in northern New Mexico, ten miles from the Colorado border.

The Lumberton fire, currently burning on rural private land, broke out early Sunday afternoon. Crews said they're confident the initially fast-moving fire is under control.

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More than 100 firefighters are still on the ground working on hot spots. They said there is currently no active fire front.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Rio Arriba County officials said it's possible the fire was man made. 

At least two homes were evacuated and state officials said the fire is still threatening six homes. 

The fire is 30% contained and 430 acres have burned so far. 

Fire officials said they expect to work in the area for several days. 


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