Bowl Fire in western NM contained

Wildfire smoke

QUEMADO, N.M. (KRQE) – A fired that sparked Saturday near the Fox Mountain Lookout in the Gila National Forest has been contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The 10-acre fire was caused by lightning and burned two and a half miles northeast of Quemado Lake.

One hot shot crew, two helicopters and two air tankers fought the blaze. Firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and ensure fire lines are secure. 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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