Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/11/20 – Evening Update

The Lumberton Fire in Rio Arriba County is currently estimated at 437 acres and 5% contained. Six residences are threatened and two homes remain evacuated as a precaution. Today cooler temperatures, increased humidity, and rain allowed firefighters to make progress in slowing the rate of spread of the fire. Weather conditions are expected to change and become hot and windy again on Tuesday (05/12). Multiple resources will continue to secure containment lines. The fire is under investigation. Follow for continuing updates.

Incident Name: Lumberton Fire

Start Date & Time: May 10, 2020 – 11:45 am

Start Location: Rio Arriba County, east of Lumberton

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, brush

Estimated Acres Burned: 437

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes, 6 homes

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Y, 2 homes

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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