AFR crews extinguish overnight bosque fire

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Firefighters were busy overnight as they responded to an area in northwest Albuquerque where they put out a fire in the bosque.

Around 2 a.m., 22 Albuquerque Fire Rescue crews responded to an area south of Coors and Paseo del Norte, near the Open Space Visitor Center. They found flames 2-4 feet high, beginning to climb the trees.

Luckily, AFR says crews quickly controlled the fire and kept it from spreading to nearby homes. They estimate the fire burned around a half-acre to 3/4 of an acre.

AFR reported no injuries to crews or citizens. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.