New fire sparks on NM reservation

Wildfire smoke

MESCALERO, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews are working to contain a wildfire reported on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation on Tuesday.

Two structures were threatened by the Peña Fire, but no damage was reported and no evacuations are in place.

Officials say the fire is human caused, but no more details have been released.

A 10-person crew is currently working to construct handline around the fire, which is currently burning about a third of an acre. 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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