Regional
10:26 am
Wed June 1, 2011

Wildfire 85 Percent Contained

Silver City – The Forest Service says the Miller wildfire burning near Silver City is 85 percent contained. The fire has burned nearly 90,000 acres since April 28.

Favorable weather conditions Tuesday allowed extensive use of air tankers and helicopters in assisting ground crews.

Fire crews will spend Wednesday trying to suppress the fire, monitor fire lines and haul out excess equipment.

Also, officials say smoke impact from the Miller fire has been minimal the past few days.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.