2 small fires reported in Sandias, Manzanos

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Monday’s storm also brought fire. 

One was just reported Tuesday afternoon on the west side of the Manzano Mountains. The fire, named the Ojo Chiquito Fire, grew to three and a half acres before helicopters dropped water and were able to put it out quickly.

Forest officials also say lightning sparked the North Peak Fire up on the Sandias. It was first reported Monday at about 9 p.m. near the Piedra Lisa Train and Osha Loop Trail. 

While that area did receive a significant amount of rain, the terrain is still extremely dry. The fire jumped containment and spread about 10 acres, destroying a shed, however,  two homes were saved.

A map from the Bureau of Land Management shows just how many lightning strikes were there Monday night. 

BLM says it’s very possible there are other lightning-caused fires smoldering out there, that will be reported in the coming days. 

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