Lightning causes two fires in Manzano Mountains


NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Cibola National Forest officials say two fires in the Manzano Mountains that were caused by lightning on Monday afternoon have now been contained. According to Forest officials, the Red Canyon Fire has been declared as out.

The Kayser Fire is roughly half a mile east of the Manzano Crest Trail just north of the Kayser Mill Trail will continue to be monitored for signs of heat. Officials say at this time there are no threats to any values in the area.

Firefighters worked to construct a scratch line around the fire that officials say was smoldering. On Tuesday, a second fire module will join in efforts at the scene.

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