SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. (KRQE) - Three fires continue to burn in the Santa Fe National Forest,and the two largest are nowhere near containment.
The Tecolote Fire in the Pecos Wilderness has scorched 700 acresand is 0 percent contained as of Sunday night.
The lightning started fire sparked Friday night.
Fire crews have been struggling to construct a fire line becausethe blaze has been very active due to strong winds, according toFire Public Information Officer Denise Ottaviano.
Weather conditions, however, were calming down on Sunday.
"Because the winds aren't as strong as they were yesterday wewill be able to use aerial resources to provide support to ourground crews," Ottaviano said.
At this time no evacuations have been ordered, but some roads,trails and campsites are restricted.
The South Fork Fire, burning about 20 miles west of Espanola,started Thursday and has grown by leaps and bounds, scorching 5,143acres as of Sunday night.
It's also lightning caused and is 0 percent contained.
Officials said flames shot as high as 200 feet into the air andthe blaze is moving quickly.
No structures are threatened.
The winds weren't as strong Sunday, but they've played a largerole in the spread of the fire.
"The conditions are really dry, the temperatures have been verydry and the winds, the winds have been a key factor in why wehaven't been able to get a hold of this fire," Ottaviano said.
The much smaller Red Fern Fire is now 75 percent contained. Ithas burned 106 acres so far and the cause is underinvestigation.
One historic cabin is threatened and an outhouse has beenlost.
Authorities hope to have it contained by Monday.
Two public meetings will be held about the Tecolote fire onMonday and Tuesday. Monday's meeting is at 7 p.m. at United WorldCollege off NM 65 in the community of Montezuma, less than threemiles north of Las Vegas, N.M. Tuesday's meeting is also at 7 p.m.at Cabo Lucero Fire Department in the community of Mineral Hill.Residents will have a chance to talk with officials about thestatus of the fire.
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