A fire burning in the Carson National Forest east of Taos has grown to more than 300 acres and fire officials have asked people staying in three campgrounds to be ready to evacuate if necessary.
The fire was expected to be very active Wednesday because of high winds pushing the flames to the east through mixed conifer and spruce. A cold front expected to move into the state Thursday should reduce fire activity because of lower temperatures and higher humidity.
The Midnight Fire was reported Tuesday about 5 miles northeast of the town of Red River.
Campers in the Valle Vidal, McCrystal and Cimarron campgrounds have been warned to be ready to leave if the fire moves their way.
About 75 firefighters are battling the blaze.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.