BLM responds to small fire above Pilar


Fire crews with the Bureau of Land Management are responding to a small fire in tough-to-reach, rocky terrain above the Río Grande Gorge Visitor Center in Pilar.

The fire was reported earlier this week, but was limited to a single tree.

By Friday afternoon (July 21), smoke activity on the fire had increased and BLM crews began the hard climb to the top of the ridge to monitor it.

The Taos News will update this story as information is available.