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Wed June 23, 2010
UPDATE: Crews Fully Contain Las Cruces Area Wildfire
By KRWG News
Las Cruces – The fire, dubbed the Long Canyon Fire, had burned 2600 acres.
Officials ramped up the response to the blaze when it moved to about a mile from the nearest home.
No evacuations were ordered.
The fire came closest to homes on small hills near Pena Blanca Loop, a dirt road south of Soledad Canyon Day Use Area near Las Cruces.
The blaze began Sunday southwest of a fire that burned on Fort Bliss land in New Mexico last week.
Fuels: Light, flashy fuels with brush component
Size: 2582 acres (acreage increase is due to more accurate mapping)
Resources Committed: The following resources are currently assigned to the fire: NM Type 2 IMT overhead, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 2 Type 3 Helicopters, 1 Engine, 2 Water Tenders, and 2 Type 1 Crews. Total no. of personnel: 80
Structures: No structures threatened.
Closure Notice: All closure orders have been lifted.
Summary: Mop up activities and rehab of fireline has been completed. The fire management will be turned back to the Las Cruces BLM office at 6:00 am on June 24th.