Regional
7:57 am
Mon September 5, 2011

3 Small Wildfires In NM's Carson National Forest

New Mexico – TAOS, N.M. (KRWG) Crews are continuing to fight one small lightning-caused wildfire in the Taos area while another is being monitored and a third has been fully contained.

They say the Jarita Ranches fire in the El Rito Ranger District of Carson National Forest is now 100 percent contained after charring 27 aces 3 miles southwest of Vallecitos.

Meanwhile, the Hondo Canyon Complex fire in the same district is at 75 acres but 50 percent contained Sunday. That blaze is 3 miles northwest of Canon Plaza.

Crews say the Roybal Springs fire in the Tres Piedras Ranger District is 25 percent contained after burning 75 acres 9 miles west of Tres Piedras.

All of the fires are in steep, rocky and rugged terrain. Crews say none of the fires are threatening surrounding communities.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. KRWG