FINAL: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 5:20 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is now 60% contained and estimated at 987 acres. The threat to homes and Bottomless Lakes State Park has passed. Firefighters will continue to mop up and strengthen containment lines and smoke may continue to be seen as heavy interior fuels burn off. This will be the last notification for the Patterson Fire unless there are significant changes.

Incident Name: Patterson Fire

Start Date & Time: May 16, 2019 – 1854

Start Location: Chaves County

Containment:  60%

Acres Burned: 987 acres

Area Vegetation: Grass and brush

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  No

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N

Media Contact: Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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