Diego Fire growth slows overnight

DIego Fire growth slows Tuesday

SANTA FE (KRQE) – There’s encouraging news about the Diego Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains.

The fire only grew by a couple hundred acres Tuesday. It now sits at about 3,600 acres.

The lightning-caused blaze sparked in the Santa Fe National Forest about nine miles from Coyote.

While the area didn’t get rain Tuesday, the winds have calmed significantly.

Crews say they’re starting to get a handle on it.

Evacuations are still in place, but there are no new ones.

Fire officials say the fire is 30 percent contained.

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