TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The forest service says a campfire is to blame for a wildfire that burned more than 10,000 acres in the Carson National Forest. The Luna Fire broke out in the Sangre de Cristo mountains on Oct. 17, 2020. It took about a month to fully contain.
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No fire restrictions were in place at the time. Investigators believe the person who started to campfire broke two laws, leaving a fire without completely extinguishing it and not removing the flammable material around a campfire to prevent it from escaping. That person has not been caught.