TAJIQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Wildland fire crews continue to work the Ridge Fire in the Manzano Mountains after they thought they had it knocked down Thursday afternoon.
The Ridge Fire broke out about 2:30 p.m. near the Sherwood Forest subdivision west of Tajique.
Firefighters backed by four air tankers that were at the Albuquerque Sunport jumped on the blaze right after it started, and it seemed to be under control at 1.5 acres. But then it picked up again and by Thursday evening blossomed to 30 acres.
Three air tankers, a helicopter, and a bulldozer were called back to fight the flames.
At last report light winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity overnight were aiding firefighters as they mopped up hot spots and strengthened containment lines.
Flames destroyed one building and three vehicles. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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