Crews fight off small wildfire

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE) – A new wildfire popped up Sunday in the Lincoln National Forest about five miles southeast of Cloudcroft.

The good news is firefighters were able to keep the Chippeway Fire relatively small.

The fire began a little before 11 a.m. next to a roadway.

It is already in mop-up stage. No structures were threatened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 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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