Overflow Fire Update, 4/10/22 10am

ROSWELL, NM- Firefighters in southeastern New Mexico continued to increase containment of the Overflow Fire throughout the evening, moving from 50 percent containment to 70 percent. The fire, near Dexter, New Mexico, remains at 1,900 acres. Today, fire crews will continue mop-up efforts on the fire, with a goal of a 20-foot-wide secured line around the fire perimeter.  

Resources for the fire include five engines, two hotshot crews, and one bulldozer. Air support resources remain on standby.  

The electric company is replacing damaged power poles within the area. Residents may notice additional traffic due to fire crews and electric companies responding to events in the area.  

Today, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for southeastern New Mexico due to expected high winds and low relative humidity. Tomorrow’s forecast predicts high winds and low humidity, with the Red Flag Warning remaining in place.  

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. The New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracking website can provide air quality information and protect your health. Visit https://www.nmhealth.org/about/erd/eheb/epht/ for more information. 

Fire update information is available at New Mexico Fire Information at www.nmfireinfo.com and Inciweb at www.inciweb.nwvg.gov. 

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