By Sue Major Holmes
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — Despite strong winds, firefighters are making progress in battling a wildfire that has charred thousands of acres and forced evacuations.
“It’s still an active fire, it’s still moving along, but it’s not getting outside containment lines,” state Forestry spokesman Dan Ware said.
The 10,341-acre fire that broke out Sunday was 50 percent contained by Wednesday night even though winds had been gusting to 40 mph during the day.