Wildfire growth continues across NM

Posted at: 06/23/2013 7:11 PM
Updated at: 06/23/2013 8:02 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

The state’s largest burning wildfire has grown by another 13,000 acres.

The Silver Fire is burning more than 70,000 acres, as of Sunday.

Officials say the northern end of the fire is very active and it is burning in an area that has been undisturbed for years and is packed with fire fuels.

The Silver Fire remains at 20 percent containment.

Meanwhile, the Jaroso Fire burning in the Pecos Wilderness has grown to nearly 4,000 acres, as of Sunday evening.

Two weeks have passed since the fire started and ground crews still have not been able to get to the fire because of the rough terrain.

There is still no containment on the fire so far.

Fire officials say to expect more smoke coming from the fire over the next few days.

No structures are being threatened.