Mars Fire Remains at 20 Acres

Tijeras, NM, October 19, 2020 – The Mars Fire burning in the Manzanita Mountains, southwest of the intersection of Mars Court and Raven Road reached 20 acres in size at 10 pm last night. Crews worked diligently through the night constructing handline around the perimeter of the fire. As of this morning, the Mars fire remains at 20 acres.

Today, firefighters will continue to work on securing and moping up the perimeter of the fire. Smoke will continue to be visible through the day. No evacuations are recommended at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This will be the last update on this fire unless fire conditions warrant future updates. For further information, please contact Amanda Rael at 505-331-0553.


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