ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Firefighters are moving quickly to keep a small lightning fire from turning into a big one in the Lincoln National Forest.
The Long Fire was reported shortly after noon Saturday about six miles east of Timberon and about 25 miles southeast of Alamogordo.
The first firefighters on the scene from the U.S. Forest Service and volunteer departments in Weed and Mayhill reported a one-acre fire displaying "low to moderate fire behavior," according to an update released late Saturday afternoon.
At that time about 20 personnel were on the scene working to build a line around the fire. Additional firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management were on their way to join in the effort.
The fire is in mixed conifer, ponderosa pine and grass and is not threatening any homes or buildings.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
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