Scenes From Fire Burning In Valles Caldera

A large tanker drops a load of slurry on the lightning-caused fire late Thursday afternoon that has burned more than 100 acres in the Valles Caldera backcounty. Updates on this fire will be published as they become available … check back for more photos from the scene. Photo by John McHale/

A small helicopter helps direct the air drops by the tanker and checks results of the drop. Photo by John McHale/

As Thursday draws to a close the tanker heads for the runway to prepare for another day. The air drops help to put the fire to sleep for the night. Photo by John McHale/

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