Diego Fire now 50 percent contained

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Thanks to a lot of firefighters and better weather, crews are making progress slowing the Diego Fire in the Jemez.

More than 700 firefighters are beating down the blaze and they’re getting some help from the rain and humidity.

The fire is a few hundred acres bigger since Tuesday, and is now 50 percent contained.

Overall, it’s scorched 3,600 acres in the Santa Fe National Forest near Coyote.

Lightning caused the fire about two weeks ago.

Road closures still in effect:

  • Forest Road 103 at the junction of Forest Road 93
  • Forest Road 103 at the junction of Forest Road 315
  • Forest Road 316 at the junction of Forest Road 317

Road closures that have been lifted:

  • Forest Road 103 at the junction of Forest Road 70
  • Forest Road 316 at the junction of Forest Road 100

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