Fire burning near Timberon

From the Alamogordo Daily News - By Duane Barbati, Staff Writer - U.S. Forest Service firefighters on Saturday continue to build containment lines around a one-acre fire burning about six miles east of Timberon. Forest Service, Mayhill and Weed firefighters initially responded to the fire around noon Saturday, but Mayhill and Weed firefighters were released from the fire around 8 p.m.
     Forest Service spokeswoman Loretta L. Benavidez said no structures are threatened at this time, but firefighters are working on building containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. Benavidez said Forest Service firefighters will have two engines staying on the fire throughout the night. She said the fire was caused by lightning and is burning on Lincoln National Forest land.
     The fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior, Benavidez said. She said the fire is located under the Carrisa Lookout in the Lincoln National Forest. Benavidez said the fire is located in an area with varying degrees of slope and fueled by a mix of conifer, ponderosa pine and grass. Read more


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