Forest Service Assisting with PJ Fire

Albuquerque, NM, March 5, 2018 – The Sandia Ranger District along with Bernalillo County and New Mexico State Forestry crews are currently assisting Kirtland Air Force Base in suppressing the PJ Fire which started Sunday afternoon.  The fire is located in the Withdrawn Area of the Sandia Ranger District controlled by the Department of Defense.

The estimated size of the fire grew to approximately 200 acres and was wind-driven through most of the evening.  A cold front which arrived last night has helped slow the fires growth.  Containment has not been reported at this time.  A Bernalillo County Helicopter along with ground crews will continue with suppression efforts today.

There are currently NO threats or evacuations in place and the cause of the fire has not been reported.

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