Crooked Creek Fire Reaches 7,000 Acres

The wildfire burning north of Queen is now estimated at nearly 7-thousand acres. As of Monday, information released by the US Foprest Service said that rugged terrain has prevented crews from getting much of a handle on the blaze. The fire was considered 25 percent contained as of late last night, an increase from 15 percent on Sunday. The fire was first detected on June 15th and is believed to have been started by lightning. The entire Guadalupe Ranger Distreict remains under a high fire danger, according to the US Forest Service.