Diego Fire threatens more than 50 structures

Diego Fire

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Fifty to 60 structures are threatened as the Diego Fire continues to burn more than 3,400 acres in the Jemez Mountains in the Coyote Ranger District.

Those structures include residences, barns, sheds and other buildings, according to officials. An RV camper has already been burned.

The communities of Weatherill Estates, Dunlap Spring, West Dunlap and Jarosa have been evacuated, and the fire is at 0 percent containment.

The weather Tuesday is supposed to be in the 80s with wind gusts of 8-14 miles per hour.

Currently, more than 600 personnel are fighting the flames.

Smoke from the fire was reported on June 25. Computer models showing lightning activity June 15 leads officials to believe that likely caused the blaze.

Officials say Forest Roads 93/103, 103/316 and 315 are still blocked.

A community meeting is schedules for 7;30 p.m. Tuesday at Coyote Elementary School.

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