Tiffany Fire: 7,000 acres burned, 40 percent contained

Tiffany Fire
Tiffany Fire

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – A fire fight is underway near the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge south of Socorro.

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The Tiffany Fire located in the Bosque del Apache area is estimated at 5,000 acres and is 40 percent contained.

Fire officials say the blaze is threatening at least one railroad bridge.

Officials say about 60 firefighters are on the scene from the State Forestry Division and other agencies.

They say there is one helicopter dropping water on the fire at this time.

The fire was sparked by lightning Monday evening around 6:30 p.m.

Forestry officials say the fire is mainly burning salt cedar.

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