140 Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 10, 2021

The 140 Fire is located in the Rio Chama bosque off of US County Road 140 in Abiquiu. Multiple homes are threatened and at least one residence has burned. The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department is conducting evacuations. Numerous local and state resources are working together to suppress this fire and along with a second fire 2 miles to the north. Smoke is visible for several miles around the fire area. The cause is under investigation.

Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Learn more at 
https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

Incident Name: 140 Fire
 
Start Date & Time: April 10, 2021, 1400
 
Start Location: Abiquiu, NM, Rio Arriba County

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation
 
Area Vegetation: Bosque
 
Estimated Acres Burned: 2-3

Ownership(s):  Private
 
Structures Threatened: Yes
 
Structures Burned: Yes, 1 reported at this time
 
Evacuations: Yes

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

wendy.mason@state.nm.us

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