Pino fire continues to burn in Valencia County

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews fighting the Pino Fire south of Belen will be closely watching the weather as the fire continues to burn.

The fire started Friday afternoon and has burned more than 50 acres according to nm state forestry.

About six structures west of the Rio Grande near the Socorro/Valencia County line are threatened by the fire.

Officials say the fire may have been started by a human.

The investigation into how and who started the fire is ongoing.

Two firefighters have suffered minor burns. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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