Lightning ignites La Jara Canyon Fire

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Firefighters are working to extinguish a wildfire in the Carson National Forest.

According to officials, the La Jara Canyon Fire was reported Friday afternoon and was sparked by lightning.

The fire is currently 5 to 8 acres in size and has a moderate spread potential officials say.

The fire is currently burning in the El Rito Ranger District just five mile north of Canon Plaza.

At this time fire crews on the ground are working to control the blaze. 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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