Peña Blanca Fire burning 113 acres, crews working to contain it

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SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A bosque fire broke out in Sandoval County Saturday afternoon. According to the Sandoval County Fire Chief, the fire started around 12:10 p.m. along Highway 22, south of Arroyo Leyba Road in Peña Blanca. Officials say crews have started to contain the so-called Shrek Fire.

The fire is currently burning about 113 acres. Multiple agencies are helping to extinguish the fire, including Bernalillo County air assets. The pre-evacuation order for Pena Blanca has been lifted and crews will stay in the area to check for hot spots throughout the day. Officials have no released what started the fire.

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