ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Firefighters are mopping up a wildfire that sent a tall plume of smoke from mountains overlooking Albuquerque late last week.

The U.S. Forest Service says the fire in the Sandia Crest area will continued to be monitored and patrolled until it’s declared to be 100 percent contained or controlled.

Officials say weather conditions helped firefighters over the weekend and that crews have been thinning vegetation around communications towers on the mountain to enhance future protection of that infrastructure.

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