Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/12/20 – Morning Update

The Lumberton Fire in Rio Arriba County is now 30% contained and holding at 437 acres. Rains impacted the fire area throughout the day yesterday (05/11) and there was no fire growth. Today (5/12), firefighters will continue to secure containment lines as weather conditions are expected to become hotter and drier with increasing wind over the next few days. Six homes are threatened in the area, two of which remain evacuated. Approximately 120 personnel from multiple agencies are working this fire.

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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