Cemetery Fire – Valencia County – June 18, 2021 – Final

The Cemetery Fire, located south of Belen in Valencia County, is now 80% contained. The fire has burned an estimated 313.5 acres on both sides of the Rio Grande bosque since it started on June 12, 2021. Firefighters went high-tech with the Cemetery Fire and used a thermal imaging camera to help target and secure remaining hot spots. Crews will continue to monitor the fire area through the weekend. This fire was human-caused. This will be the final notification for the Cemetery Fire unless there are significant changes.

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


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