Thompson Ridge Fire has burned more than 14,000 acres

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 2:34pm

Crews fighting two large fires in New Mexico are hoping to get help from the weather.

The Thompson Ridge Fire has burned more than 14,000 acres North of Jemez Springs.

Fire officials have shut off access to Fenton Lake State Park, not because of smoke or danger, but because firefighters need to use it to load water-dropping helicopters.

Firefighters have had trouble dealing with the Thompson Ridge First, since it's burning in steep, rugged terrain, as of Friday, it is 10% contained.

The Tres Lagunas Blaze has burned more than 9,000 acres North of Pecos.

The fire started last Thursday, as of Friday, it is 34% contained.

Both wildfires are believed to have started from a downed power line.

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