SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) - The Silver Fire burning in the Gila National Forest continues to grow, expanding by another 26,000 acres over the last two days.
As of Sunday morning, the blaze has burned more than 70,000 acres.
Fire officials say the hot spots of the fire are on the north end.
More than 400 firefighters continue battling the massive blaze that is still 20-percent contained.
Even as the fire continues to grow no structures have been lost and none are threatened at this time.
Two helicopters and tankers are standing by.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
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Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.