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The Moser Fire is burning wild land just outside Cloudcroft

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Firefighters are battling a fire that broke out Monday and is growing in the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft.

The U.S. Forest Service estimated that the Moser Fire, fueled by a mix of conifers, burned about 60 acres about 4 miles east of Cloudcroft with no containment as of Monday evening.

Its cause is unknown.

Lincoln National Forest crews were joined by other fire departments to manage the Moser Fire.

Details were limited Monday, but the Forest Service said it would release information as it became available, adding only that the fire was burning near buildings and other properties.

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The fire, which was ignited by lightning on May 17, has consumed approximately 15 hectares.

The fire is being monitored because the Forest Service said the fires could follow their natural course as much as possible.

Red flag warnings issued in the southeastern region of New Mexico

The National Weather Service Midland/Odessa station is predicting temperatures above 113 degrees Fahrenheit in the Guadalupe Mountains and Rio Grande region through Tuesday May 19.

Red flag warnings are in effect elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service has issued warnings for western New Mexico, the middle Rio Grande Valley and the Sandia and Manzano Mountains. The warnings are in effect until 8 p.m. May 20.

Jessica Onsurez can be reached at [email protected].