Crews monitor Whiskey Fire

Wildfire smoke

EL MALPAIS NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (KRQE) – Firefighters from the National Park Service, El Malpais National Monument and the Mount Taylor Ranger District are monitoring a 52-acre fire burning about a half mile northeast of Lost Woman Crater.

Officials say the fire was caused by lightning and reported Friday, July 18.

Flames are 1 to 2 feet high, according to officials.

Smoke from the fire may be visable on NM Highway 53 in the El Carlderon area.

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