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Officials Say Wildfire Burning North of Pecos

Published: May. 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2013 at 10:27 PM CDT
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New Mexico State Forestry crews are battling a wildfire near Pecos in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Officials say blaze is burning about 10 miles north of Pecos and a mile west of the community of Tres Lagunas. State forestry officials say evacuations of homes and cabins north of the fire have been ordered.

They estimate the fire at about 40 acres and describe it as active and moving. They say the blaze has jumped Highway 63 and an unknown number of structures are threatened.

Two helicopters and one air tanker are helping fight the wildfire. Twenty firefighters are on the scene and 80 more are on their way.

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