Fire Crews Battle Numerous Blazes Across New Mexico

Four hotshot crews and several air tankers helped get the fire 60 percent contained by Monday morning


Fire danger is high across New Mexico, and crews are battling several blazes.

The Garley fire has burned more than 115 acres in the western section of the Cibola National Forest near Mount Taylor, west of Albuquerque.

Four hotshot crews and several air tankers helped get the fire 60 percent contained by Monday morning. No structures are threatened.

Air crews might be called in Monday to fight a 5,100-acre grass and brush fire southeast of Animas. Authorities said lightning started the fire, known as the Adobe fire. No structures are threatened in that blaze.

The Brilliant Two fire continues to burn west of Raton. Crews spent the night cutting a line on the east side of the fire. Fire officials said raton was in no immediate danger, but they are concerned about the blaze reaching power lines in the area.

Crews spent the night working on containment lines for the Capulin fire. It's causing a lot of smoke in the Bandelier Wilderness Area about 23 miles west of Santa Fe. It was 15 percent contained Monday morning and had burned 50-60 acres.

Also, a 9,200-acre fire that burned near Wagon Mound over the weekend was 100 percent contained Monday morning.

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