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Cooks Peak Fire burns near Mora-Colfax County line

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Multiple fire units are working to contain a fire that started Sunday afternoon near the Mora County-Colfax County border. A New Mexico State Forests spokesperson confirms that the first calls about the Cooks Peak Fire came in at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The fire is located north of Ocate and is believed to be in the area near Whites Peak Rd. It is estimated at 300 acres and is 0% contained. The Mora County Sheriff’s Office has issued a precautionary evacuation order for Canada Bonita, Blatman Ranch and one other residence. There is no immediate threat to these homes at this time. The blaze was seen as far south as the Hermits Peak Fire, which continues to burn outside of Las Vegas. The Hermits Peak Response Team sent resources to help fight the fire near Ocate. Action 7 News will provide updated information live and online, as details become available.

Multiple fire units are working to contain a fire that started Sunday afternoon near the Mora County-Colfax County border.

A New Mexico State Forestry spokesperson confirms that the first calls to the Cooks Peak Fire came in at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The fire is located north of Ocate and is believed to be in the area near Whites Peak Rd.

It is estimated at 300 acres and is 0% contained.

The Mora County Sheriff’s Office has issued a precautionary evacuation order for Canada Bonita, Blatman Ranch and one other residence. There is no immediate threat to these homes at this time.

The fire was seen as far south as the Hermits Peak Fire, which continues to burn outside of Las Vegas. The Hermits Peak Response Team sent resources to help fight the fire near Ocate.

Action 7 News will provide updated information live and online, as details become available.