PECOS, N.M. (KRQE) - Lightning has sparked a new wildfire in the Santa Fe National Forest.
The Jaroso Fire was first reported around 1:45 Monday afternoon in the Pecos Wilderness six miles southwest of Borrego Mesa.
At least 75 acres have burned so far in a remote and steep terrain, with numerous downed trees.
Officials say that it is growing significantly and that they have had to pull firefighters back because the flames are burning strong.
No structures are threatened.
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