Diego Fire in the Santa Fe National Forest
A long column of smokes trails from the Diego Fire in the Santa Fe National Forest’s Coyote Ranger District on Sunday, June 29, 2013 at 9 pm as seen from Eldorado, New Mexico. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican.
Smoke from the Diego Fire obscures the sun shortly before sunset Sunday. Dennis J. Carroll/For The New Mexican
Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 6:30 am
A lighting-caused fire in the Santa Fe National Forest’s Coyote Ranger District grew to over 1,000 acres as of Monday afternoon.
The Diego Fire was first detected on June 25. Donna Nemeth, public information officer for the Santa Fe National Forest, said the fire covered an area of about 100 acres before a 30-acre spot fire sprung up Sunday morning. The latter burned its way into the main fire, expanding the conflagration.
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Monday, June 30, 2014 6:30 am.