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Thu June 21, 2012
Winds Fan Romero Wildfire in Bosque
Crews are starting to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning on both sides of a wooded area along the Rio Grande river on Albuquerque's northern edge.
Fire officials say the Romero fire was 70 percent contained on the west side of the river by Wednesday night.
Crews are working to contain the flames on the east side and the fire is moving away from homes.
The fire began about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon and quickly grew to 10 acres and threatened up to 150 structures. At last report authorities say none has been damaged.
KRQE.com reports the fire is estimated to be over 100 acres along the Bosque... mostly on Sandia Pueblo land, but also about 6 or 7 acres in Corralles. Crews worked to contain the flames as they approached a gas line near highway 313.
Railrunner Commuter trains are to run on normal schedules today. Both northbound and sounthbound trains cancelled Wednesday evening due to the fire.