JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (KRQE) - The wildfire north of Jemez Springs swelled in the last 24 hours to nearly 2,000 acres.
Fire officials are blaming strong winds and dry fuels for the Thompson Ridge Fire growing to more than 1,700 acres.
About 50 homes are still under evacuation orders. One home was slightly damaged by the fire.
Officials say the fire started Friday afternoon after a tree hit a power line.
Saturday night, a meeting was held in Jemez Springs to tell residents what crews are doing and to answer questions.
Many are concerned about pets they were forced to leave behind.
"I have my animals in my house right now. I can't feed them," Diane Crane said. "Don't when I'm allowed back home. My husband is a firefighter and told me I'm not going home until different."
Another public meeting was held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
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