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Burn Ban Lifted for Eastern Colfax County

May 11, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN LIFTED             Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, that the ban on open burning in the Farley, Miami and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax […]

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Burn Ban Issued for Eastern Colfax County

May 4, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, a “Dry Season” in the Farley, Miami and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax County, and establish a ban […]

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Crossroads Fire

The Crossroads fire in Lea County was contained yesterday at approximately 2,075 acres.

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire, 7.16.16., 1:03 PM

The Timberon Fire in Otero County is 40% contained. Containment lines continue to hold and resources are progressing with fire suppression activities. Following a GPS assessment, the acreage burned is reportedly 268 acres, a reduction to the previous reports. There have been 44 dwellings lost. . The present evacuation area has reportedly been reduced to the […]

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire in Otero County, 7.15.16., 12:50 PM

The Pecos Zone Type III Team has assumed command of the Timberon Fire in Otero County.  There are no reported changes to the fire’s size or activity.  Containment lines continue to hold.  The fire is 14% contained. Numerous resources have been or are in the process of being released from the fire today.  Cooler temperatures […]

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire, 7.14.16., 9:00 PM

Below is data about the Timberon Fire provided by the incident’s information team.   TIMBERON FIRE FIRE UPDATE 7/14/2016 9:00 PM Jurisdiction:  New Mexico State Forestry  (the fire is burning on private land) Date/Time Detected:  7/13/2016 Location: Timberon, Otero County, New Mexico– 31 miles SW of Cloudcroft Personnel Assigned:  160. Resources include: engines, bulldozers, hand […]

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UPDATE: Timberon Fire, Otero County, 7.14.16., 5:10 PM

Governor Martinez directed the activation of the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center to help with the ongoing response to the Timberon Fire.  Gov. Martinez also announced the approval for federal funding to assist with the fire’s cost.  The Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the costs […]

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Timberon Fire, Otero County 7.14.16., 11:15 AM

The Timberon Fire in Otero County began yesterday at approximately 3:30 PM.  The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. As of this morning, an estimated 290 acres of private land have reportedly burned.  Resources, including air tankers, are actively engaged in fire suppression activities. At present, unconfirmed reports state that approximately 15 structures […]

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