Lightning-caused fire burns west of Roy

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A fire near is burning west of Roy, New Mexico in the Kiowa National Grasslands. It has spread to about 2,100 acres.

Officials say the Blanco Fire was caused by lightning. 

Fire activity has been minimal. Firefighting resources, including four engine crews and a helicopter, have managed the fire growth using natural rock and cliff bands.

The fire is boxed in north of Blanco Canyon, south of Emplazado Canyon and east of the Canadian River.

Minimal smoke can be seen from the community of Roy.

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