UPDATE: Timberon Fire, Otero County, 7.14.16., 5:10 PM

Governor Martinez directed the activation of the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center to help with the ongoing response to the Timberon Fire.  Gov. Martinez also announced the approval for federal funding to assist with the fire’s cost.  The Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the costs related to the fire’s suppression.

There has been no reported change to the Timberon Fire’s size.  There has been no reported change to the number of structures lost or threatened.  All evacuation orders remain in operation and will do so until further notice.

Multiple resources remain on site and continue to progress with fire suppression.  The Timberon Fire has burned an estimated 290 acres.

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