Fast growing wildfire burning near Silver City
POSTED: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:27pm
UPDATED: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:35pm
Signal Fire has burned 2,700 acres in Gila National Forest
Silver City, NM — Strong winds Sunday fueled a large wildfire in the Gila National Forest near Silver City, New Mexico.
The Signal Fire started about 3 p.m. Sunday and burned more than 2,700 acres by nightfall.
The fire is threatening homes and buildings in the area. Some residents have evacuated.
A portion of Highway 15 near Silver City from Mile Marker 2-26 is closed, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
Calmer winds are expected Monday, which is expected to create more favorable conditions for firefighters.