A fire broke out on the Santa Fe National Forest 6 miles northeast of Tesuque on Saturday afternoon. By 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 the Pacheco Canyon Wildfire was 200 acres and described as “active.” The white smoke is visible from Santa Fe and Interstate 25. According to lawrence Lujan, spokesman for the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is spotting, meaning that it is spitting embers in front of the fire’s head. Air tankers and engines are en route, he said. The cause is unknown at this time.
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