Crews Working on Wildfire in Santa Fe Forest

Jun 5, 2012

While firefighters in southern New Mexico continue to battle the massive and still growing Gila wilderness fire, crews in northern New Mexico are working to contain an active wildfire in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Forest officials say the 30- to 40-acre Bear Springs Fire is burning about 6 miles southeast of Jemez Springs and has no containment. They say no structures are being threatened and no evacuations are planned.

The blaze was one of several sparked by lightning around the state Sunday, including two others in the Santa Fe forest, one near Silver City and two near Taos. Firefighters were able to contain most of the fires quickly.