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New wildfire near Magdalena Ridge Observatory

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says more than 120 firefighters are battling a new wildfire just southeast of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory/Langmuir Lab.

The Magdalena Ranger District reported Sunday that the 60-acre blaze is burning on the northern flank of Sawmill Canyon. Fire crews currently are providing structure protection to the Langmuir Lab, atop the Magdalena Ridge.

No structures have been damaged and it’s unclear how the fire detected Saturday began.

The fire also is around 13 miles south of Magdalena,N.M.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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