Regional
8:24 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Wildfire Near Ledoux Prompts Evacuation Of Campers

Crews were battling a small wildfire in Mora County that prompted the evacuation of an unknown number of people who were camping in the area.

New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the six- to 10-acre fire near Ledoux wasn't immediately threatening two nearby homes.

The fire that started around noon on Sunday was smoldering and creeping in grass and heavy timber.

The blaze's cause is unknown.

Forty-five people were fighting the fire, and a helicopter was dropping water on the flames.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.