NEW START East of Cloudcroft- James Fire

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 started:,-105.6363

Containment: 0%

Size: 2 acres

Evacuations: Residents in the 16 Springs area on Highway 82 between Mile Marker 22-25.

Cause: Under Investigation

Date/Time Detected: April 22, 11:20am

Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources.

Fuel Type: Grasses, timber

Values at Risk: Homes and outbuildings

Fire Update:  Numerous fire resources from the county and Forest Service are responding to a fire in the 16 Springs area area east of Cloudcroft, NM along Highway 82. The fire, which started on private property, is estimated at 2 acres at this time. The Otero County Sherriff has issued an evacuation notice for residents in the area of Highway 82 between mile marker 22-25. The fire is headed to the northeast drive by heavy winds.

Otero County and the Lincoln National Forest are both under fire restrictions.

Drop Pin of the where the fire started:,-105.6363

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