James Fire Update 3:30pm: Evacuations Lifted, Hwy 82 Open

Fire Update:  Thanks to the quick response from wildland firefighters the James Fire was caught at 0.75 acres. All evacuations have been lifted and Highway 82 is now open again. Additional firefighters have arrived on scene and will stay until they feel it is safe to leave. A fire investigator is being brought in by the county to investigate the cause of the fire.

This will be the last update for the James Fire unless there is a significant change.

Incident Name – James Fire

Jurisdiction: Private/State

Location: The fire started on private property just west of 16 Springs Rd.   Drop Pin of the where the fire startedhttp://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.95489,-105.6363

Size: 0.75 acres (The fire was previously reported at 2 acres, however a better size up estimate is now listed at 0.75 acres.)

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

Cause: Under Investigation

Date/Time Detected: April 22, 11:20am

Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources.

Fuel Type: Grasses, timber

The State of NM, Otero County and the Lincoln National Forest are all under fire restrictions.

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