Arroyo Fire – San Juan County – 07/02/19 5:00 pm.

The Arroyo Fire is now 50% contained. The fire is burning on private land approximately 5 miles east of Bloomfield in San Juan County.  The fire has burned three residential structures, 30 vehicles, and at least 5 outbuildings. According to San Juan County, three families have been displaced. Firefighters will continue to mop up and secure containment lines tonight (07/02). The 7-acre fire was human-caused.

Start Date & Time: July 1, 2019 – 1530

Start Location: San Juan County, 5 miles east of Bloomfield

Cause of Fire:  Human caused

Area Vegetation: Russian olive, salt cedar

Acres Burned: 7.4 acres

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  Yes, 2 mobile homes, multiple vehicles

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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