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Jun 14, 2011 8:13 PM by Stefanie Boe

More evacuations near New Mexico/Colorado fire

Raton, New Mexico (AP)--- Fire officials have ordered more evacuations as a wildfire continues to rage along the New Mexico-Colorado border.

The Track Fire has charred more than 24,000 acres along the border since starting Sunday. It has destroyed 11 structures, including outbuildings and hunting cabins, and had forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents northeast of Raton on Sunday night.

Residents near the junction of highways 526 and 72 were being asked Tuesday evening to leave their homes. Officials could not immediately say how many people lived in the area.

State police officers were going door-to-door to warn residents.

Fire information officer Arlene Perea says the fire was picking up, and residents reported seeing more smoke to the west and northeast of Raton.

 

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