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Forward progress stopped on small vegetation fire off Hwy 101 near Los Alamos

No structures are threatened
Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 18, 2019

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.) - Fire officials say forward progress on the fire was stopped at 2.7 acres.

The cause is being blamed on a manure pile.

Crews are expected to remain on scene for a while to mop up and make sure the fire is fully out.


ORIGINAL STORY: Winds were posing a challenge to firefighters battling a vegetation fire Friday afternoon near Los Alamos.

The so called Deer Fire started along Highway 101 around 11:15 a.m. near Four Deer Ranch.

As of 12:39 p.m., the fire was said to be two-four acres in size with strong winds producing other small fires.

Three helicopters have been requested to assist in the firefight.

No structures are threatened, fire officials say.