Wildfire In Jemez Mountains At 30 Percent Containment

Jul 3, 2014

Firefighting officials have started to declare partial containment of a wildfire burning in northern New Mexico's JemezĀ  Mountains.

A status report released by fire officials says crews had established containment lines around 30 percent of the Diego Fire as of Wednesday night. That's up from zero percent earlier in the day.

The status report says crews on Wednesday took advantage of favorable weather conditions that included higher humidity and that growth of the fire was minimal through two structures have been destroyed.

The lightning-sparked fire has burned approximately 5.6 square miles of mixed conifer forest about 8 miles south of Coyote.

Approximately 700 people are assigned to the fire.

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