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Crews mopping up wildfire near Las Vegas

Patrick Hayes
Updated: April 25, 2021 05:59 PM
Created: April 23, 2021 04:24 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—New Mexico Forestry officials said the Peterson Fire is now 70% contained.

The Peterson Fire has burned an estimated 30 acres.

The United World College and nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution, but those evacuations have since been lifted. 

"I was on campus when the fire broke out. I was studying in the IT center," said Mark Wani. "And then when it happened, they started telling us to evacuate. I was like this is real. I wasn't too sure. I ran and grabbed stuff, and went to the field."

"It was very scary because I didn't know where my stuff was in the room, and telling someone else to take my stuff," said Parnian Ghaemi. "It was just a lot going on."

Numerous agencies responded to the fire. Late Friday night, they were mopping up and monitoring hot spots.

No injures have been reported. 

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