June 14th, 2011
08:47 PM ET

Fire rages at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico

A fast-growing wildfire in southeast New Mexico prompted the evacuation Tuesday of White City, a small community on the outskirts of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a fire official said Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze, which has so far spread to some 16,000 acres, is 10% contained, said Jennifer Myslivy, a spokeswoman for the incident management team in charge of the firefighting effort.

"It's very active," she said. "The wind is going to push it and keep (it) growing."

Myslivy estimated that about 300 people, including tourists and visitors to the park, were affected by the White City evacuation order.

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    June 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    There's not much to burn at Carlsbad. Its all desert. If memory serves me right. Maybe some bats or roadrunners.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    I can't sleep. I need something in my life. Maybe green apple snot pie?

    June 15, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    I was at a college party years past. It was by a lake. Pat wore such tight jeans I couldn't keep my eyes off her. To make a long story short, I hu mped her in a canoe

    June 15, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Talk about "Fire Rages". She was finger licking good.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |