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Byline: STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
FORT SUMNER A wildfire that narrowly missed Fort Sumner has stopped spreading but is still not considered to be contained, a New Mexico Forestry Division official said this morning.
Bill Duemling, a service forester with the division, said the fire, which consumed about 25,600 acres of rangeland in less than a day, was started by a train. Duemling said railway-caused fires are common when the range is dry and high winds are blowing.
This morning two state units were on patrol and mop-up operations on the hot edges of the fire, he said. All other units had been dismissed.
The fire, driven by winds up to 40 mph, …