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New wildfire burning near Quemado

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A fire of unknown origin was burning late Wednesday in Catron County about 16 miles south of Quemado, KRQE News 13 reported.

The Sawmill Canyon Fire began about noon Wednesday about 4 miles west of Quemado Lake near Agua Fria Mountain, KRQE said.

The nearest structures were 1 to 1 1/2 miles from the fire, which as of 6 p.m., had grown to 25 to 30 acres, according to News 13.

The cause of the fire was not yet known, fire officials told KRQE.

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