Wind expected to kick up around Signal Fire

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – Temperatures and the wind are expected to kick up at the Signal Fire near Silver City on Saturday and Sunday.

A crew from Las Vegas, N.M. is among the 684 firefighters battling the flames in steep, rocky terrain.

The human-caused fire started last Sunday and is 50 percent contained.

It has burned more than 5,700 acres. 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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