UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/10/19 – 11:40 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is currently 25% contained with 50% containment expected by the end of today (03/10). Wind and rain may impact the fire area starting tonight and potentially over the next two days. Fire behavior is minimal and full containment is expected by mid-week. Approximately 55 firefighters remain on the scene and will continue to work on strengthening containment lines and mopping up hot spots. The fire began Thursday (03/07) and has burned approximately 139 acres.
Incident Name: Ironworks Fire

Start Date & Time: March 7, 2019 – 1545

Start Location: Valencia County, Los Chavez area

Cause of Fire:  Unknown

Area Vegetation: Bosque, grass, brush

Acres Burned: 139 acres

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  No – threat has passed

Structures Burned:  Yes

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N, Lifted

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & 
Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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