New fires spark up in Manzano Mountains

Wildfire smoke

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Fire crews are monitoring two fires that have started in the Manzano Mountains.

Officials say the Dog Head Fire and another one that has not been named may have been started by lightning.

The Dog Head Fire has burned 1.5 acres while the other fire, located in the 4th of July campground has burned 3-quarters of an acre.

Rangers feel the fires are under control at this time and are not seeking additional help to extinguish the blazes. 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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