Crews make progress on 2 NM wildfires

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Fire crews are getting a handle on two wildfires burning in New Mexico.

The Georgetown Fire just east of Silver City is now 100 percent contained.

Crews are patrolling the perimeter and dealing with hot spots.

The fire burned just more than six acres.

Officials say the fire was caused by burning debris.

No word yet anyone will be cited.

And the Bensen fire south of Alamogordo is now 60-percent contained.

Nearly 100 acres in the Sacramento Mountains have burned.

Officials believe it too was human caused.

The investigation into exactly how both fires started is ongoing. 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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