Stubborn NM Fire Burns 50 More Homes

After jumping lines, blaze is 35% contained
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 6:52 PM CDT
Stubborn NM Fire Burns 50 More Homes
A fire near Roswell, New Mexico, March 14, 2008.   (AP Photo)

Firefighters nearly contained a New Mexico wildfire this week before it leaped containment lines and razed another 50 homes on Wednesday, the AP reports. Nine had already gone up in flames. Firefighters are working today to cut new lines around the blaze, which is 35% contained near Albuquerque. Officials say the 13,790-acre fire was man-made. (More New Mexico stories.)

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