Regional
12:39 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Fort Stanton Fire

FORT STANTON, N.M. – (AP) Lincoln County volunteer firefighters have contained a blaze that burned 30 acres of public land near Fort Stanton in southern New Mexico.

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say the fire was sparked Monday by a vehicle that appeared to be having brake problems. The fire was near the intersection of state highways 380 and 220.

Firefighters responded quickly and were able to contain the flames despite windy conditions.

The BLM says the fire was in an area that was scheduled for a prescribed burn starting this week. However, the burn was canceled by the agency because weather conditions were not favorable.

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