Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

BACKYARD BLAZE.(West Side Journal)

City officials believe fireworks might be responsible for Tuesday's 600-acre bosque fire that forced the evacuation of about 600 people on the west and east sides of the river.

More than 100 firefighters from about seven agencies battled the blaze. Assisted by two National Guard helicopters that dumped water on the flames, they contained the fire about 8 p.m.

Mayor Martin Chavez said the entire bosque is closed indefinitely except for the levy and the paved bicycle trails.

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