"Silver Fire" is tearing through New Mexico

MGN Online
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 8:42am

The "Silver Fire" is burning about seven miles southwest of Kingston, New Mexico and two miles southeast of Highway 152.

The fire has consumed approximately 1,000 acres.

Campers are advised that the following campgrounds will be closed due to fire danger: Iron Creek Campground, Upper Gallines, Lower Gallines, Railroad Campground, Wrights Cabin, and Emory pass lookout. Trail #79 will also be closed.

Highway 152 is closed through the Black Range, from San Lorenzo to Hillsboro.

There is no estimate of reopening at this time.

The Royal John Road is closed to the public, but residents are being allowed access at this time.

The fire was ignited by lightning in the Gila National Forest.


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