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Fire at New Mexico campground forces campers to evacuate

(May 31, 2011) -- All 52 campsites at the Jemez Falls campground in the Santa Fe National Forest were evacuated after a blaze broke out early yesterday afternoon. After burning about five acres, the fire was 90 percent contained by 6 p.m., reports The Republic.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — All 52 campsites at the Jemez Falls campground in the Santa Fe National Forest were evacuated after a blaze broke out early yesterday afternoon. After burning about five acres, the fire was 90 percent contained by 6 p.m., reports The Republic.

Forest spokesman Lawrence Lujan said the fire was probably human-caused and the campground will remain closed until fire crews wrap up operations.

For the complete story from The Republic, click here.

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