New Mexico Wildfire Grows To 5,700 Acres

May 15, 2014

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico is growing.

Officials said the Signal Fire in the Gila National Forest grew Wednesday to 5,700 acres or nine square-miles. The raging blaze remained 15 percent contained.

The fire is located about 10 miles north of Silver City.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the wildfire remained steady Tuesday thanks to cooler weather, but forecast winds may spread the flames later in the week.

The inferno is believed to be human-caused.