Wildfire burning near Silver City at 80 percent containment

Wildfire smoke

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – A wildfire near Silver City in southwestern New Mexico is in the mop-up stage.

The Bureau of Land Management said the fire is at 65 acres with fire lines around 80 percent of its perimeter as of Wednesday. The fire previously had been estimated at 100 acres.

The fire is located on Treasure Mountain on BLM land approximately six miles northwest of Silver City, burning primarily grass and pinyon juniper.

No structures are threatened, and the BLM said some personnel assigned to the fire are being released. Remaining personnel will continue work on containment lines.

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