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Fire on LS Mesa on Tuesday extinguished

A lightning-caused fire on Monday evening on LS Mesa was reported Tuesday near the Sufi Community. The Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department was aided by the Forest Service.

According to Lucy Whitmarsh, P.A. VFD chief, the fire burned about four acres, and rain extinguished it.

“We were all there, including the Forest Service, but the rain came and put it out,” Whitmarsh said. “We had a lot of dry lightning Monday, and heat on Tuesday caused the fire to flare up, but, fortunately, the rains came.”

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