Overflow Fire Update 4/9/22-6pm

ROSWELL, NM- Firefighting efforts continue to hold the Overflow Fire’s growth as winds increase throughout southeast New Mexico. With partnering agencies, the Bureau of Land Management fire crew held the fire to 1,900 acres with 50 percent containment.  

Fire management crews are in contact with several landowners who have property damage from the fire. No homes were lost. 

With the chance of approaching winds through the weekend, the agency continues to have resources on standby. Increased traffic may impact rural roads near the fire and throughout Chaves County. Safety continues to be a priority, and the agency encourages the community to remain diligent in their travels. 

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for southeastern New Mexico due to expected high winds and low relative humidities. Sunday’s weather forecast is currently for stronger winds, lower humidity, and a continuing red flag warning. Fire crews are aware of this circumstance.  

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website can provide air quality information and protect your health. 

Fire update information will be posted on New Mexico Fire Information at www.nmfireinfo.com and Inciweb at www.Inciweb.nwcg.gov websites.  

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