New Mexico Wildfire Grows

    Image #: 18036572    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. Crews battled to contain a massive New Mexico wildfire on Friday that torched a dozen homes, the largest of several blazes that have consumed more than 200 square miles (520 square km) of rugged land in half-a-dozen U.S. states in recent days.  REUTERS/U.S. Forest Service/Handout   (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) Reuters /U.S. Forest Service /LANDOV

    U.S. Forest Service via Reuters-Landov

    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.

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