Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fireworks Start La Cienega Blaze.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

80 Residents Had To Leave Homes

A fire apparently started by fireworks Friday night in La Cienega burned through the night and well into Saturday, leading to the evacuation of 80 residents, according to Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano.

Santa Fe County firefighters were still putting out hot spots in the blaze at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Solano said. The fire was reported at 11:22 p.m. Friday.

County fire officials investigating the blaze cited a city of Santa Fe code enforcement officer after they found illegal fireworks on his property. Samuel Montoya Sr. …

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