Silver fire covers 92,000 acres, 20% contained

Silver fire covers 92,000 acres, 20% contained
MGN Online
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 1:32pm

SILVER CITY, NM (KTSM) — Firefighters continue to battle the massive wildfire burning in southern New Mexico's Gila National Forest.

The Silver Fire has grown to 92,000 acres, more than 10,000 more acres than a few days ago. The fire remains at 20 percent contained.

Fire personnel say a red flag warning was in place late Monday night for hot, dry, and windy conditions.

Lighting started the blaze June 7th. There are currently no evacuations in effect.

Silver Fire information meetings are held at 10 a.m. daily at the Hillsboro Community Center.

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