New Mexico Wildfire Grows

U.S. Forest Service via Reuters-Landov

Smoke rises into the air from a large forest fire which has consumed a total of 82,252 acres in Gila National Forest, New Mexico, as seen in this U.S. Forest Service handout photo taken May 25, 2012.

Firefighters reported that a wildfire in Gila National Forest spread uncontained Saturday as cities in the state remain under health alert due to the spread of smoke. Officials said that the flames crept over thousands of acres Saturday and now encompass more than 150 square miles of park territory. Strong winds are reportedly fanning the blaze in a remote part of the park, and a privately owned ghost town in the area was evacuated Saturday due to the gusts.