Several small spot fires continue to burn at Purgatory Ski Resort | KOB 4

Several small spot fires continue to burn at Purgatory Ski Resort

Diana Castillo
Updated: October 08, 2020 06:21 PM
Created: October 08, 2020 05:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Needles Fire, which is burning at Purgatory Ski Resort, is 30% contained.

The fire started Wednesday at the top of Lift 1.

Officials don't know what sparked the fire.

"One thing that is important to note about this fire is that, the term we use is spotty, and that means the main body of the fire is six acres but there are several small spot fires within a close fire," said Esther Godson, spokesperson for the San Juan National Forest. 

Air crews supported fighters on the ground Thursday.

So far, no building have been damaged and no evacuation orders are in place.


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