Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SF Forest Reports 42 Fires in Week.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe Fire Zone Dispatch announced that 42 lightning-caused fires have been reported in the Santa Fe National Forest this past week, the U.S. Forest Service reported Wednesday.

"The good thing is we're also receiving moisture," said Paul Orozco, Santa Fe National Forest fire management officer.

Because of the rainfall, high humidity levels and quick response by fire crews, fires have been small, less than an acre and in most cases, single dead standing trees.

Most have been on the forest's west side in the Coyote, Cuba and Jemez areas. …

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