Fire burns near ranch house

Wildfire smoke

CATRON COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A wildfire broke out Sunday on the Alegres Ranch southwest of Datil in Catron County. The New Mexico State Forestry and U.S. Forest Service crews are fighting the flames.

One ranch home is currently threatened.

Officials say the fire, which was caused by lightning, is moving slowly due to light rain in the area.

Stay with KRQE for updates.

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