Cedar Crest brush fire contained, NM 14 reopen

Fire near Tijeras
Fire near Tijeras

TIJERAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A truck fire quickly turned in to a wildfire in Cedar Crest on Monday.

It happened along North 14 near Matterhorn.

Crews say they were able to get the fire under control quickly. They estimate it burned about three ares.

They say one structure was threatened and the people inside were evacuated.

Bernalillo County officials now say those people are being allowed to return.

Crews will remain on scene throughout the afternoon to monitor hot spots.

NM 14 is now reopen, with one lane open in each direction.

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