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.FULL STORY