10K Fire 70% contained in the Sandia Mountains

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A small fire is burning in the Sandia Mountains.

The 10K Fire is estimated to be five acres in size as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. It’s west of the 10K Trail and east of the Ellis Trailhead.

The fire is 70% contained. Firefighters from Bernalillo County, Albuquerque Fire Rescue and the Cibola National Forest are all on the scene. They have established a complete line around the fire.

Officials said the fire may threaten communication towers on the Sandia Crest, but it is not threatening any communities. There are no evacuations in effect.

The smoke from the fire may be visible in the surrounding areas of Tijeras, Edgewood, Moriarty and Albuquerque.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for updates.