140 Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 11, 2021

The 140 Fire, located in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, is now 30% contained. Today resources from the Forestry Division and Rio Arriba County will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots. No structures are threatened at this time and evacuations were lifted by the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department last night (04/10). The fire was reported around 2:00 p.m. April 10th and burned on both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque. Smoke may continue to be seen in the area. 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 

Incident Name: 140 Fire

Start Date & Time: April 10, 2021 – 1400

Start Location: County Road 140, Abiquiu, NM, Rio Arriba County

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Bosque

Estimated Acres Burned: 2-4

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: 0

Structures Burned: 1 garage, 1 well house, and damage to 2 residential dwellings

Evacuations: No (lifted)

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division


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