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NM fires look to be arson

by Jon Robinson (webmaster) |

Three teenagers were booked on arson charges Friday for allegedly setting at least one of two wildfires that forced people to evacuate homes along the Rio Grande just north of downtown.

Officials in Arizona said a wildfire there was also likely caused by humans.

Investigators have not linked the two Albuquerque fires, which started about a mile apart Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and they did not immediately say which fire the boys are charged with starting.