'Partying teens' eyed as source of Bosque fire

Jun 25, 2012

Corrales Mayor Pro Tem Mick Harper says partying teens may have been behind last week's Bosque fire that charred about 360 acres. KOAT-TV reports Harper says the village's fire department closed the Bosque entrance near where the fire began two weeks ago, partly because of the partiers.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the blaze along both sides of the Rio Grande just north of Albuquerque. Harper says residents had been complaining about teenagers partying just off the Romero entrance even though access had been closed. He said some park away from the entrance so it's been difficult for police to control the area.

The wildfire did not damage any structures but did put some residents on the Sandia Pueblo on alert.t