Overflow Fire Update 4/11/22-10am

The Bureau of Land Management announces that the Overflow Fire is at 80 percent containment. Fire crews are continuing mop-up efforts around the perimeter of the 1,900-acre fire. Resources for the fire are three Federal engines and two hotshot crews. 

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.   

A National Weather Service Red Flag Warning is in effect 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 through 9 p.m.   

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. 

Perimeter map of the Overflow Fire from evening of 4/10/22, showing fire as 80% contained. Uncontained on NW corner of fire. Mix of BLM, state and private lands burned.

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