PECOS, N.M. (AP) -- Thunderstorms lingering over New Mexico have helped firefighters' efforts to contain a 25,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Firefighters used a break in the hot, dry weather to attack the fire head-on Friday. By nightfall, the blaze was 60 percent contained.
About half an inch of rain fell in the area Friday.
The fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, but permanent residents of the area, east of Santa Fe, were allowed in during the daylight hours Friday to assess their property.
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