UPDATE: 267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/11/19 – 4:52 p.m.

The “267 Fire” located near Portales, NM in Roosevelt County is estimated at 1,800 acres and 80% contained. The Acting Roosevelt County Emergency Manager reports all evacuations have been lifted. Four (4) homes and several outbuildings were lost in the fire. Two people were injured, including a Portales firefighter who was treated and released and an elderly woman who was taken to a Lubbock, TX hospital for smoke inhalation.  Local and state resources remain on the scene, including one State Forestry Returning Heroes crew. Firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and secure containment lines. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This will be the final notification unless there are significant changes.

Incident Name: 267 Fire

Start Date & Time: April 10, 2019, 1325

Start Location: Roosevelt County, near Portales

Cause of Fire:  Unknown

Area Vegetation: Grass

Acres Burned: 1,800 acres estimated

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Burned:  Yes

Evacuations (Y or N): N – Lifted

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & 
Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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