Lumberton Fire – Rio Arriba County – 05/13/20

The Lumberton Fire burning on private land in Rio Arriba County is now 45% contained. New GPS mapping also shows the fire holding at 430 acres. Evacuation orders will be lifted at noon today (05/13) and residents will be allowed to return to their homes. Six homes remain threatened in the area of the fire. Fire activity is expected to pick up today with warmer temperatures and increased wind gusts drying out fuels. Unburned pockets of interior fuels may produce visible smoke. Today, firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and secure all fire lines.
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: 430

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes, 6 homes

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division


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