Collette Fire: 8-16 acres burned, no homes currently threatened

EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – Fire crews are continuing to battle the Collette Fire burning in the Edgewood area.

Details are limited at this time, but the fire is reported to be burning off Barton Road and Juan Tomas, near the Founder’s Ranch Shooting Range.

According to officials, the fire has burned about eight to 16 acres and was caused by lightning.

They say fire activity is decreasing and no homes are currently threatened.

Air crews were quick to move in, making retardant drops. At this point, there has not been a call for evacuations.

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