Homes no longer threatened by Pino Fire

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Firefighters are still keeping a watchful eye on the Pino Fire in southern Valencia County.

The fire which started Friday afternoon has burned almost 200 acres near Highway 346 on the county line.

It’s now 60 percent contained and homes are no longer being threatened, but two people were hurt.

It’s believed the fire was caused by ditch burning to help improve water flow in ditches, but the fire got out of control with the high winds that day. The landowner was cited.

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

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