Fire near Silver City 70 percent contained

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – The week-old Signal Fire near Silver City is approaching 6,000 acres.

More than 700 firefighters are on the fire lines and the fire is 70 percent contained.

There’s concern spot fires could light up outside the fire lines.

Fire crews are positioning themselves just in case. 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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