UPDATE: 267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/10/19 – 8:05 p.m.

The “267 Fire” burning near Portales, NM in Roosevelt County has been contained. The fire is currently estimated at 1,000 acres. At least four structures have been lost and one person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Evacuations remain in place in the area of the fire while crews work to put out hot spots. The Portales Police Department reports that evacuation shelters have been set up at First Baptist Church and the Portales Memorial Building, in Portales. Roads closest to the fire may still be affected including Highway 267. Wind gusts have been reported at more than 50 miles per hour in the area.

Incident Name: 267 Fire

Start Date: April 10, 2019 

Start Location: Roosevelt County, near Portales

Cause of Fire:  Unknown

Area Vegetation: Grass

Acres Burned: 1,000 acres estimated

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  Yes

Evacuations (Y or N): Y

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & 
Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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