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Fire evacuees may return home

May 05, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of evacuees were allowed to return home to two towns threatened by a wildfire that destroyed 59 houses, as crews continued working to complete containment lines.

Light wind blew through the area, a welcome change from last week's gusts that drove the flames over containment lines and forced 400 people to flee.

The blaze covered 13,680 acres, or 21 square miles, east of the Manzano Mountains. It was 45% contained but was still within a few miles of the towns of Torreon and Tajique, southeast of Albuquerque.

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