- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - The Gila National Forest has reopened some recreation sites that were closed because of a wildfire that burned 8.5 square miles about 10 miles north of Silver City.

The Silver City Sun-News (https://bit.ly/RxB42n ) reports that the sites could be reopened because the Signal Fire is fully contained.

Most of the nearly 600 firefighting personnel had been reassigned, though some remain to mop up hot spots and patrol fire lines.

The reopened recreation sites included the McMillan and Cherry Creek campground, the Ben Lilly Memorial Observation Site and the Signal Peak and Woodhaul Wagon Road trailheads.

Service forest roads and trails in the area remain closed.

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