Brush fire breaks out near Cochiti Lake

The Santa Fe New Mexican
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Mar. 21—Firefighters in Sandoval County were battling a brush fire Sunday south of Cochiti Lake that was at least 6 acres in size, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

Smoke from the fire could be seen as far north as Santa Fe.

It wasn't clear what caused the blaze or if anyone was evacuated because of the flames.

The region was dry and windy Sunday with temperatures in the 60s.

This past winter was one of the driest in recent memory, as drought conditions have heightened wildfire risks throughout New Mexico.

Sunday's brush fire was at least the second in the region this year. Crews put out a small brush fire near Interstate 25 on March 7.