Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 14, 2021

The Cemetery Fire is currently 30% contained and estimated at 320 acres. No structures are threatened at this time. The fire is burning on both sides of the Rio Grande in bosque type fuels. Firefighters are making good progress and will continue to secure containment lines, mop-up hot spots, and remove hazard trees. Approximately 80 personnel are working to contain the Cemetery Fire, including crews with the Forestry Division, Valencia County, Sandoval County, and City of Rio Rancho. The fire started June 12, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. The cause remains under investigation.

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department – Forestry Division


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