Cajete Fire continues to burn

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By Sarah von Sternberg

El Cajete Fire, which began at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, continues to blaze through the Jemez Mountains.  
According to New Mexico State Forestry, the fire has now grown to 1,315 acres.
No structures have been burned.


NM 4 continues to remain closed from the intersection of NM 4 and NM 126.

The fire area has had little to no moisture over the last two weeks, and hot, dry conditions are expected to continue.
Evacuations remain in place for Ruby Hole tract homes on Bennett Lane, Sierra Los Pinos, Cox Ranch and Valles Caldera. Jemez Mountain Baptist Church is being used for evacuees.