Evacuations lifted in Curtis Canyon blaze

April 18, 2013 • State News

MAYHILL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say all evacuations from a 109-acre blaze in southern New Mexico have been lifted.

New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the evacuations were lifted [auth] early Thursday now that the fire located on the edge of the Lincoln National Forest is 45 percent contained.

Firefighters are being helped by the weather as they mop up the fire in pine and grass on federal and private land in the Curtis Canyon Dam area southwest of Mayhill.

Ware says winds lessened Wednesday night and that lower temperatures higher humidity from a cold front passing through the area dampened fire activity.

The fire is believed to be human caused but the exact cause isn’t known.

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