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Winds in NM fire force evacuation of ghost town; Colo. crew battles new fire along Utah border
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ' Residents near a privately owned New Mexico ghost town have been ordered to evacuate as a blaze in the Gila National Forest continued to burn erratically.
Fire officials said Saturday that the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire has shrunk slightly to 82,000 acres but is still 0 percent contained because of weather conditions.
The evacuation of the privately owned ghost town of Mogollon was ordered due to extreme wind around the southwestern New Mexico fire.
Meanwhile, crews in Colorado are battling a wildfire that has scorched at least 2,800 acres of rugged canyon land near the Colorado-Utah border.
In California, higher humidity and light winds were helping firefighters get ahead of a stubborn wildfire that has charred 4,100 acres of tinder-dry grass and brush in rural San Diego County.