Silver Fire close to containment
GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NM — One month after it started, the Silver Fire in New Mexico is close to being contained. The 138,000 acre fire is now about 80 percent contained and the perimeter is no longer growing. Crews have been scaled back over the last week, and firefighters still on scene are primarily monitoring hot spots. The fire has burned more than 212 square miles of land and is the largest in the state this year.