Chicoma wildfire now 100 percent contained

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The Chicoma wildfire, located about five miles east of Chicoma Peak and nine miles west of Espanola is now 100 percent contained.

The fire was reported Monday afternoon and spread from 20 to 42 acres due to winds whipping in the area.

Three fire engines, two water tenders and a 20 person crew arrived at the blaze Wednesday while two engines will remain on site Thursday.

The Santa Fe National Forest’s Office has also issued a reminder to the public that wildfires are no-fly zones for drones.

All wildfire aircraft must remain grounded if a drone is in the area, which impedes firefighting efforts.

Monday, a drone in the area forced air tanker operations to be put on hold.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are currently in place for The Santa Fe National Forest.

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