Regional
4:51 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Wildfire Near Silver City

Silver City – High winds and grassy fuels have led to the spread of a wildfire that has forced the evacuations of three homes east of Silver City.

State Forestry officials say the fire has grown quickly and is currently about 5 acres.

Several homes are threatened and officials say the three homes in the path of the blaze were evacuated Monday as a precaution.

Grant County fire crews are working the fire, and officials have reached out to the U.S. Forest Service, seeking additional firefighters and resources.

No cause has been determined.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.