Wilson Mesa Fire in Colfax County burns approximately 155 acres; 60% contained

SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A fire caused by lightning broke out on the evening of July 18 in Brushy Mountain on the Black Range Ranger District in the Gila National Forest.

Officials with the Gila National Forest report the fire is burning in the area known as Hermosa Prescribed Fire Phase 2 from 1997 and the strategy includes full suppression. Smoke may be visible from the Winston, Hermosa, and Truth or Consequences communities.

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