Crews stop wildfire’s growth near Gage

Wildfire smoke

GAGE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico State Forestry official says crews were able to stop a wildfire near the town of Gage from growing overnight.

Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says firefighters patrolled the perimeter and the Prom Fire remained about 50 percent contained Sunday morning.

Ware says the blaze, which had initially been estimated to be at least 2,000 acres in size, now appears to be about 1,000 acres.

He says no structures are being threatened.

Ware says firefighters will spend the day looking for hot spots against windy and dusty conditions.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Gage is a small town of about 100 people west of the larger city of Deming.

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