WILDFIRE UPDATE: 246 Fire – Lincoln County – 04/14/18

The 246 Fire, burning east of Highway 246 in Capitan, is 50% contained and estimated at 3,360 acres. A total of 16 structures have been lost to the fire including two (2) primary residences.  A community meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Sunday (04/15) at the Capitan Volunteer Fire Department.  Evacuations and road closures were lifted this morning (04/14) and residents were allowed to return home.  The fire started at approximately 5:00 p.m. Thursday (04/12).  The cause is under investigation.


Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division


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