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5:18 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Tres Lagunas And Thompson Ridge Fires Continue Uncontained

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The two wildfires burning in the Santa Fe National forest in New Mexico have grown considerably over the weekend. Since igniting last week the fires have burned more than 9,000 acres and remain 0% contained.

State forestry officials say while the Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge wildfires are still growing, crews on the ground are making good progress on building containment lines around the blazes.

Nearly 200 homes are threatened by the blazes and have been evacuated, although no structures have been burned.

Both fires started as a result of downed power lines.