UPDATE: Timberon Fire in Otero County, 7.15.16., 12:50 PM

The Pecos Zone Type III Team has assumed command of the Timberon Fire in Otero County.  There are no reported changes to the fire’s size or activity.  Containment lines continue to hold.  The fire is 14% contained.

Numerous resources have been or are in the process of being released from the fire today.  Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters with suppression efforts.

Evacuation orders are still in operation and will remain so until further notice.

The Timberon Fire has burned 290 acres of private land.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  On-site resources remain engaged in full fire suppression.

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