By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 27, 2021

OTERO, N.M. (AP) - A top-tier management team and additional air tankers and ground crews have been assigned to a wildfire burning in the Sacramento Mountains of south-central New Mexico.

The fire near the Three Rivers Campground and west of the Ski Apache ski resort was 5% contained by Tuesday evening after charring 18.75 square miles, according to a statement posted by fire managers.

The fire was reported Monday and its cause was under investigation, the statement said.

No injuries or structure damage has been reported.

Smoke was blowing into the communities of Alto, Capitan, and Ruidoso, the statement said.

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