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Tortolita Fire southwest of Nogal now 80% contained

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico State Forestry Division reports the Farm Camp Fire started on Saturday, June 6, and is located five miles west of Mosquero, New Mexico off of Highway 39 and Farm Camp Road in Harding County. Forest officials report the blaze remains about 12,000 acres in size and 50% contained as of Tuesday, June 9.

The New Mexico State Forestry reports that the fire is believed to have been caused by lighting on Saturday around 6 p.m. Evacuations have been lifted for residents in northwest Mosquero. No structures are threatened at this time. Tuesday night, crews from the Rosebud and Mosquero Volunteer Fire Departments continued to mop up hotspots and maintained containment lines. Around 30 personnel remained at the scene.

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