Diego Fire burns 200 acres in Jemez Mountains

COYOTE, N.M. (KRQE) – A wildfire approximately 7 miles southwest of Coyote has burned about 200 acres in the Jemez Mountains, officials say.

The fire, which sparked June 15 due to lightning, is causing evacuations from the Resumidero Campground.

Officials say residents in Coyote, Gallina, Youngsville and Taos may see smoke.

The Southwest Coordination Center is calling for four additional air tankers and 2 SEATs to help fight the flames. SEATs are small engine air tankers.

Sunday morning, officials reported the fire was burning 107 acres, but it jumped by the afternoon.

No structures are threatened at this time.

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