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Valencia County fire 60 percent contained

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Containment was at 60 percent Sunday in the Valencia County fire, as crews continued to mop up the fire area, looking for remaining hot spots and patrolling the fire lines, according to Dan Ware, spokesman for New Mexico State Forestry.

There was no change in the size of the burn area, Ware said in an email, and acreage was holding at 198 acres.

No structures on the private property remain threatened and none was damaged, he said. There were no evacuations.

Valencia County fire crews did have to respond to two additional, small fires Sunday in the Los Chavez area. One of the fires damaged a barn.

Ware said crews will continue to work the area today.


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