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New Mexico wildfire update

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Ruidoso, NM - A New Mexico wildfire that destroyed 242 homes and businesses is now 90 percent contained as crews got a break in the weather.

Crews took advantage of an afternoon rain storm on Friday to keep the 69-square-mile Little Bear fire in check and increase containment lines.

Meanwhile crews continue fighting the Whitewater-Baldy blaze, the largest fire in the state's recorded history at more than 464 square miles.

That fire is 87 percent contained.

It began as two lightning-caused blazes on May 16 that merged to form one giant wildfire