PLACITAS, N.M. (KRQE) - Firefighters are continuing to build a line around the Piedra Fire now burning for a second day in the Sandia Mountains.
At last report the fire, estimated at 30 acres, was 50 percent containment.
Fire bosses reported significant program and are encouraged by Friday's forecast for only light winds, a fire-team spokesperson said.
They say the fire is moving slowly through grass, underbrush and dead trees.
A total of 95 firefighters and support personnel from several agencies are fighting the fire from the ground and air.
The cause of this wildfire reported at 3 a.m. Thursday is still under investigation, but officials suspect it was human-caused.
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